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. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$7,502,310-64%3,849--$1,949$86,707,1311Paramount
2X-Men Origins: Wolverine$1,975,703-71%4,1023$482$131,008,2162Fox
3Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$748,869-76%3,1750$236$30,803,8802Warner Bros. / New Line
4Obsessed$483,697-73%2,60288$186$56,689,6543Sony / Screen Gems
5Next Day Air$379,263-68%1,138--$333$4,490,4501Summit
6The Soloist$301,475-78%2,09057$144$24,146,1583Paramount / DreamWorks
717 Again$232,924-80%2,903-352$80$54,231,6094Warner Bros. / New Line
8Earth (2009)$226,821-78%1,794-10$126$26,488,6233Disneynature
9Monsters vs. Aliens$185,142-84%2,185-441$85$186,966,4497Paramount / DreamWorks
10Fighting$164,025-64%1,933-379$85$20,616,0133Universal / Rogue