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. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$4,691,403-1%3,697--$1,269$45,401,2581Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$4,582,34114%4,455130$1,029$233,920,7942Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$3,411,330-10%2,882--$1,184$38,453,6691Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$1,643,281-8%2,750--$598$18,032,1131Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,356,7332%3,300-517$411$175,339,9914Fox
6The Proposal$1,061,5202%2,779-264$382$143,023,7496Disney
7Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,033,069-11%3,237-620$319$382,545,7615Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Hangover$951,4253%2,285-382$416$249,816,5278Warner Bros.
9Public Enemies$618,869-2%2,291-827$270$90,114,6044Universal
10BrĂ¼no$398,565-7%1,895-864$210$57,883,3123Universal