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, Apr. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters vs. Aliens$2,966,582-1%4,104--$723$72,193,1241Paramount / DreamWorks
2I Love You, Man$1,077,3885%2,7176$397$41,434,6612Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Haunting in Connecticut$1,000,977-6%2,732--$366$27,690,5311Lionsgate
4Knowing$940,3654%3,3375$282$50,072,1512Summit
5Duplicity$553,149-4%2,5795$214$28,075,3462Universal
6Race to Witch Mountain$394,5222%3,26881$121$55,036,4213Disney
712 Rounds$303,867-8%2,331--$130$6,721,5031Fox
8Watchmen$242,8001%2,010-1500$121$104,272,5524Warner Bros.
9The Last House on the Left (2009)$213,797-5%2,251-151$95$29,415,3173Universal / Rogue
10Taken$207,4493%1,961-700$106$137,863,5259Fox