Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jan. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$1,229,905-11%2,942--$418$23,441,5531Sony / Screen Gems
2Gran Torino$1,085,5837%3,04573$357$99,918,8903Warner Bros.
3Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,081,282-5%3,1440$344$67,145,2982Sony / Columbia
4Slumdog Millionaire$945,70010%1,411829$670$57,868,56611Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$682,403-6%2,5340$269$39,094,5972Lionsgate
6The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$490,0969%2,26340$217$112,065,4945Paramount
7Defiance (2008)$465,80013%1,7934$260$19,444,4864Paramount Vantage
8Bride Wars$455,97712%2,621-607$174$49,433,5103Fox
9Hotel for Dogs$447,063-23%3,2710$137$38,482,5232Paramount / DreamWorks
10Revolutionary Road$434,79814%1,058887$411$12,598,7365Paramount Vantage