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 Mon, Apr. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannah Montana: The Movie$4,624,1604%3,118--$1,483$36,947,5651Disney
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,378,708-26%4,13627$817$143,585,8543Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fast & Furious$2,656,238-57%3,47211$765$119,151,9892Universal
4Observe and Report$1,102,648-54%2,727--$404$12,121,1641Warner Bros.
5Knowing$725,791-53%2,925-398$248$68,492,9324Summit
6The Haunting in Connecticut$701,749-45%2,721-11$258$47,191,6473Lionsgate
7I Love You, Man$698,455-53%2,643-186$264$59,561,4874Paramount / DreamWorks
8Dragonball Evolution$521,518-48%2,181--$239$5,277,2531Fox
9Adventureland$401,452-49%1,87614$214$11,772,2692Miramax
10Race to Witch Mountain$330,346-23%2,172-653$152$62,294,9795Disney