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, Mar. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$3,414,556-12%3,611--$946$62,513,6181Warner Bros.
2Slumdog Millionaire$621,62523%2,890-53$215$126,455,37417Fox Searchlight
3Taken$588,69412%3,016-73$195$119,040,8256Fox
4Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$478,761-3%2,15199$223$77,207,7373Lionsgate
5He's Just Not That Into You$377,32915%2,445-413$154$85,352,6445Warner Bros. / New Line
6Confessions of a Shopaholic$282,51727%2,290-244$123$38,841,8534Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$271,66410%2,558-140$106$134,109,7208Sony / Columbia
8Coraline$226,3193%1,959-133$116$66,071,0925Focus
9The Reader$205,11336%1,175-28$175$30,210,46813The Weinstein Company
10Gran Torino$178,59010%1,520-230$117$141,960,1889Warner Bros.