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 Thu, Mar. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knowing$1,645,0434%3,332--$494$31,512,7591Summit
2I Love You, Man$1,548,804-1%2,711--$571$24,407,2191Paramount / DreamWorks
3Duplicity$914,225-8%2,574--$355$18,082,5561Universal
4Race to Witch Mountain$755,569-2%3,1870$237$47,657,1682Disney
5Watchmen$556,266-3%3,510-101$158$100,543,5013Warner Bros.
6The Last House on the Left (2009)$444,169-3%2,4021$185$25,848,5702Universal / Rogue
7Taken$326,2045%2,661-197$123$134,366,0258Fox
8Slumdog Millionaire$247,8834%2,067-511$120$138,178,04119Fox Searchlight
9Coraline$200,6474%1,431-337$140$73,623,8837Focus
10Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$171,0256%1,835-368$93$87,935,0995Lionsgate