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 Wed, Jul. 1 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 1 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$13,791,797--4,032--$3,421$13,791,7970Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$10,939,321-19%4,2340$2,584$239,381,7751Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$8,165,333--3,319--$2,460$8,165,3330Universal
4The Proposal$2,823,097-14%3,0615$922$78,029,6242Disney
5The Hangover$2,394,895-13%3,124-421$767$190,781,5014Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,970,675-13%2,606--$756$18,720,7451Warner Bros.
7Up$1,584,809-38%2,656-906$597$256,551,4545Disney
8Year One$642,633-41%2,370-652$271$35,284,6232Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$459,936-45%2,071-942$222$55,429,8353Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$418,022-45%1,361-1048$307$165,158,6596Fox