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, May. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$5,451,432-74%4,099--$1,330$90,508,8321Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,044,586-70%3,175--$329$16,455,5631Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$758,791-73%2,5140$302$47,612,4152Sony / Screen Gems
4The Soloist$423,071-73%2,0339$208$18,586,0142Paramount / DreamWorks
5Earth (2009)$354,677-74%1,8040$197$22,357,0482Disneynature
617 Again$309,581-80%3,2550$95$48,817,0433Warner Bros. / New Line
7Monsters vs. Aliens$300,126-84%2,626-732$114$182,713,2756Paramount / DreamWorks
8Fighting$288,792-71%2,3123$125$17,632,0632Universal / Rogue
9State of Play$268,592-73%2,445-362$110$31,213,4553Universal
10Fast & Furious$191,516-73%2,547-1019$75$149,994,6475Universal