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 Wed, Feb. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$1,816,978-9%3,175--$572$33,453,7601Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$1,147,022-11%3,1841$360$57,347,1542Fox
3Coraline$696,688-11%2,299--$303$19,403,3821Focus
4Slumdog Millionaire$520,135-11%1,72491$302$78,834,00313Fox Searchlight
5Push$499,738-18%2,313--$216$11,834,7041Summit
6Gran Torino$466,369-6%2,705-310$172$121,633,9415Warner Bros.
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$403,372-13%3,169-37$127$98,289,8844Sony / Columbia
8The Pink Panther 2$353,645-19%3,243--$109$12,870,1361Sony / Columbia
9Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$282,742-12%2,042-900$138$40,782,4013Sony / Screen Gems
10The Uninvited$242,780-12%2,3440$104$19,076,0192Paramount / DreamWorks