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, May. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$3,067,698-15%4,096--$749$76,727,6671Fox
2Terminator Salvation$2,855,515-23%3,530--$809$71,859,7741Warner Bros.
3Angels & Demons$1,943,035-11%3,5270$551$91,643,7752Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek$1,801,377-10%4,053193$444$194,831,1043Paramount
5X-Men Origins: Wolverine$568,349-13%3,183-709$179$166,382,9624Fox
6Dance Flick$521,270-21%2,450--$213$13,804,5621Paramount
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$386,408-7%2,255-895$171$47,711,8964Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$162,860-10%1,603-1031$102$66,677,2355Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$131,745-2%1,434-517$92$193,977,9969Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$94,483-8%1,107-1343$85$60,804,1626Warner Bros. / New Line