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, Feb. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$10,435,103--3,175--$3,287$10,435,1031Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$6,202,041208%3,1841$1,948$39,263,5562Fox
3Coraline$4,487,168--2,299--$1,952$4,487,1681Focus
4Push$3,531,085--2,313--$1,527$3,531,0851Summit
5The Pink Panther 2$3,370,369--3,243--$1,039$3,370,3691Sony / Columbia
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$2,760,095296%3,169-37$871$88,763,6244Sony / Columbia
7The Uninvited$2,084,260408%2,3440$889$14,064,3682Paramount / DreamWorks
8Slumdog Millionaire$1,944,430161%1,72491$1,128$71,970,23713Fox Searchlight
9Gran Torino$1,920,575155%2,705-310$710$114,964,2775Warner Bros.
10Hotel for Dogs$1,144,678264%2,734-426$419$50,558,1504Paramount / DreamWorks