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, Apr. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Obsessed$1,361,069-21%2,514--$541$33,474,9631Sony / Screen Gems
2Earth (2009)$752,507-18%1,8040$417$16,884,5831Disneynature
3The Soloist$673,476-13%2,024--$333$11,843,6361Paramount / DreamWorks
417 Again$559,983-15%3,2550$172$41,570,7662Warner Bros. / New Line
5State of Play$547,485-9%2,8074$195$26,724,7292Universal
6Fighting$519,436-22%2,309--$225$12,859,1711Universal / Rogue
7Monsters vs. Aliens$422,322-11%3,358-304$126$176,162,7215Paramount / DreamWorks
8Fast & Furious$409,455-8%3,566-108$115$146,647,9364Universal
9Hannah Montana: The Movie$271,083-11%3,231113$84$66,490,3023Disney
10Crank: High Voltage$260,723-15%2,2230$117$12,568,3932Lionsgate