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 Thu, May. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$3,067,7460%4,096--$749$79,795,4131Fox
2Terminator Salvation$2,657,296-7%3,53050$753$74,517,0701Warner Bros.
3Angels & Demons$1,918,198-1%3,5270$544$93,561,9732Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek$1,871,7184%4,053193$462$196,702,8223Paramount
5X-Men Origins: Wolverine$588,7754%3,183-465$185$166,971,7374Fox
6Dance Flick$536,8863%2,450--$219$14,341,4481Paramount
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$401,3654%2,255-573$178$48,113,2614Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$166,0982%1,603-796$104$66,843,3335Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$129,884-1%1,434-517$91$194,107,8809Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$95,1831%1,107-801$86$60,899,3456Warner Bros. / New Line