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, Jun. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$7,659,341-42%3,269--$2,343$52,638,5111Warner Bros.
2Up$4,705,050-64%3,81852$1,232$141,914,6292Disney
3Land of the Lost$1,901,732-60%3,521--$540$20,741,5481Universal
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,458,797-62%3,807-294$383$128,784,3933Fox
5Terminator Salvation$934,959-59%3,304-298$283$106,506,1513Warner Bros.
6Star Trek$926,121-60%3,202-305$289$223,639,9255Paramount
7Drag Me to Hell$801,995-53%2,5102$320$29,033,1732Universal
8Angels & Demons$703,087-61%2,925-539$240$116,880,1364Sony / Columbia
9My Life in Ruins$317,643-62%1,164--$273$3,539,3631Fox Searchlight
10X-Men Origins: Wolverine$218,531-55%1,391-872$157$174,564,0376Fox