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, Jun. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$6,169,5921%3,766--$1,638$93,071,5451Disney
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,280,6316%4,1015$556$112,690,5482Fox
3Terminator Salvation$1,434,481-7%3,60272$398$97,321,9852Warner Bros.
4Star Trek$1,229,816-3%3,507-546$351$214,403,7894Paramount
5Drag Me to Hell$1,166,128-8%2,508--$465$21,190,6831Universal
6Angels & Demons$1,068,771-11%3,464-63$309$109,627,0823Sony / Columbia
7Dance Flick$400,0315%2,4599$163$20,667,7962Paramount
8X-Men Origins: Wolverine$388,231-1%2,263-920$172$172,420,2975Fox
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$246,447-3%1,450-805$170$50,990,5075Warner Bros. / New Line