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 Sat, Feb. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$10,920,9555%3,175--$3,440$21,356,0581Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$9,143,46747%3,1841$2,872$48,407,0232Fox
3Coraline$7,146,06059%2,299--$3,108$11,633,2281Focus
4The Pink Panther 2$5,229,50455%3,243--$1,613$8,599,8731Sony / Columbia
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$5,201,35188%3,169-37$1,641$93,964,9754Sony / Columbia
6Push$4,095,33116%2,313--$1,771$7,626,4161Summit
7Gran Torino$3,354,15775%2,705-310$1,240$118,318,4345Warner Bros.
8Slumdog Millionaire$3,297,68770%1,72491$1,913$75,267,92413Fox Searchlight
9The Uninvited$2,878,81538%2,3440$1,228$16,943,1832Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hotel for Dogs$2,797,856144%2,734-426$1,023$53,356,0064Paramount / DreamWorks