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, Feb. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Friday the 13th (2009)$1,422,344-53%3,105--$458$45,008,7551Warner Bros. / New Line
2He's Just Not That Into You$1,319,253-53%3,1750$416$59,117,9852Warner Bros. / New Line
3Coraline$1,227,576-70%2,32021$529$40,314,9282Focus
4Taken$1,195,556-58%3,109-75$385$81,686,8963Fox
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$1,054,655-62%2,507--$421$18,862,8091Disney
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$727,934-72%2,965-204$246$113,118,3385Sony / Columbia
7The International$725,222-47%2,364--$307$11,425,6611Sony / Columbia
8Slumdog Millionaire$645,269-55%1,634-90$395$88,746,38714Fox Searchlight
9The Pink Panther 2$612,856-73%3,2452$189$24,702,1532Sony / Columbia
10Push$448,254-60%2,3130$194$20,824,9502Summit