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 Tue, Jun. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Proposal$4,663,0060%3,056--$1,526$42,944,4121Disney
2The Hangover$3,492,030-8%3,545190$985$160,124,6483Warner Bros.
3Up$2,911,4134%3,832-54$760$231,969,5144Disney
4Year One$1,847,343-22%3,022--$611$23,817,1741Sony / Columbia
5The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,137,309-2%3,0773$370$46,363,6302Sony / Columbia
6Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$958,4598%2,962-403$324$158,308,0995Fox
7Star Trek$538,367-5%2,307-331$233$241,363,9187Paramount
8Land of the Lost$501,190-6%2,945-589$170$45,091,1583Universal
9Imagine That$481,57919%3,0113$160$12,428,1552Paramount
10Terminator Salvation$352,123-6%1,920-730$183$120,459,6395Warner Bros.