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. 15 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 15 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$58,175,535--4,275--$13,608$58,175,5350Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$3,411,023-16%3,841-258$888$130,801,6492Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$2,443,388-18%4,29359$569$347,717,8613Paramount / DreamWorks
4BrĂ¼no$2,217,194-20%2,759--$804$39,232,6331Universal
5The Proposal$1,402,511-14%2,920-179$480$118,344,2884Disney
6Public Enemies$1,231,953-23%3,121-213$395$70,690,8292Universal
7The Hangover$1,228,117-7%2,667-403$460$226,316,0916Warner Bros.
8My Sister's Keeper$617,397-21%1,967-639$314$38,048,0303Warner Bros.
9I Love You Beth Cooper$578,523-20%1,858--$311$7,018,1191Fox
10Up$551,454-26%1,686-970$327$275,823,0197Disney