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 Fri, Jan. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$9,417,363--3,183--$2,959$9,417,3631Fox
2The Uninvited$4,350,770--2,344--$1,856$4,350,7701Paramount / DreamWorks
3Paul Blart: Mall Cop$4,085,774281%3,20662$1,274$73,460,6983Sony / Columbia
4Gran Torino$2,607,248149%3,015-30$865$104,556,0974Warner Bros.
5Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$2,515,419129%2,9420$855$28,101,2202Sony / Screen Gems
6New in Town$2,436,992--1,941--$1,256$2,436,9921Lionsgate
7Slumdog Millionaire$2,319,817164%1,633222$1,421$61,883,55912Fox Searchlight
8Hotel for Dogs$1,937,837310%3,160-111$613$41,460,1743Paramount / DreamWorks
9My Bloody Valentine 3D$1,523,818137%1,406-1128$1,084$41,870,2793Lionsgate
10Bride Wars$1,178,175140%1,985-636$594$51,544,7934Fox