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. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$1,174,590-11%3,1750$370$60,292,5752Warner Bros. / New Line
2Friday the 13th (2009)$1,106,328-22%3,105--$356$46,115,0831Warner Bros. / New Line
3Taken$996,710-17%3,109-75$321$82,683,6063Fox
4Coraline$975,054-21%2,32021$420$41,289,9822Focus
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$862,902-18%2,507--$344$19,725,7111Disney
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$604,755-17%2,965-204$204$113,723,0935Sony / Columbia
7The International$575,746-21%2,364--$244$12,001,4071Sony / Columbia
8Slumdog Millionaire$569,636-12%1,634-90$349$89,316,02314Fox Searchlight
9The Pink Panther 2$475,312-22%3,2452$146$25,177,4652Sony / Columbia
10Gran Torino$388,884-6%2,303-402$169$130,395,0416Warner Bros.