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, Jul. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$9,924,840-54%4,325--$2,295$167,946,1331Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,375,724-52%3,817-285$622$154,240,5423Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,775,425-55%3,857-436$460$365,587,4124Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,201,350-45%3,043-115$395$129,286,6355Disney
5BrĂ¼no$1,172,903-50%2,7593$425$50,708,0142Universal
6The Hangover$1,118,357-51%2,667-335$419$236,869,5837Warner Bros.
7Public Enemies$1,012,577-55%3,118-218$325$80,655,3983Universal
8I Love You Beth Cooper$548,597-27%1,87214$293$10,912,0342Fox
9My Sister's Keeper$496,606-39%1,967-477$252$42,006,0874Warner Bros.
10Up$480,881-47%1,706-495$282$280,064,1038Disney