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 Thu, Jul. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$6,857,260-9%4,32550$1,585$191,833,5061Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,762,3382%3,817-24$724$163,089,9313Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,768,5374%3,857-436$459$371,092,7664Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,440,7095%3,043123$473$133,666,0705Disney
5The Hangover$1,234,6505%2,6670$463$240,619,8477Warner Bros.
6Public Enemies$1,029,2852%3,118-3$330$83,928,5803Universal
7BrĂ¼no$910,870-3%2,7590$330$53,799,0702Universal
8Up$638,8008%1,70620$374$282,003,3658Disney
9My Sister's Keeper$541,751-3%1,9670$275$43,744,2494Warner Bros.
10I Love You Beth Cooper$536,977-1%1,87214$287$12,658,9122Fox