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 Sun, May. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$12,990,378-29%3,86011$3,365$147,646,9832Paramount
2Angels & Demons$12,106,422-31%3,527--$3,432$46,204,6311Sony / Columbia
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$4,084,014-37%3,892-210$1,049$150,992,7003Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,653,369-42%3,150-25$525$39,857,9343Warner Bros. / New Line
5Monsters vs. Aliens$1,121,593-24%1,951-234$575$190,741,0758Paramount / DreamWorks
6Obsessed$1,045,743-48%2,63432$397$62,609,5674Sony / Screen Gems
717 Again$898,519-40%2,450-453$367$58,367,7715Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Soloist$651,567-40%2,022-68$322$27,504,9094Paramount / DreamWorks
9Next Day Air$589,972-39%1,1391$518$7,612,8082Summit
10Earth (2009)$567,115-17%1,584-210$358$29,087,0354Disneynature