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. 29 2009

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#TitleMon, Jun. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$14,853,573-54%4,234--$3,508$214,931,5691Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$2,755,225-48%3,0582$901$71,918,7982Disney
3The Hangover$2,578,383-50%3,525-20$731$185,637,5024Warner Bros.
4Up$2,160,490-47%3,487-345$620$252,395,1395Disney
5My Sister's Keeper$2,036,384-40%2,606--$781$14,479,3371Warner Bros.
6Year One$1,032,086-42%3,0242$341$33,559,6022Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$685,295-56%2,995-82$229$54,141,0673Sony / Columbia
8Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$594,820-44%2,250-712$264$163,985,7346Fox
9Star Trek$448,023-53%1,823-484$246$246,780,2528Paramount
10Land of the Lost$187,029-48%1,504-1441$124$47,005,7444Universal