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, Aug. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Funny People$3,112,059-53%3,007--$1,035$25,770,6601Universal
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,518,921-56%4,39368$573$258,192,1353Warner Bros.
3G-Force$2,303,392-57%3,6970$623$69,222,6362Disney
4The Ugly Truth$1,971,454-50%2,8820$684$56,640,2862Sony / Columbia
5Orphan$1,096,542-52%2,7500$399$28,164,7032Warner Bros.
6Aliens in the Attic$1,030,773-55%3,106--$332$9,037,9151Fox
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$765,787-58%2,757-543$278$182,833,1925Fox
8The Proposal$720,486-47%2,435-344$296$149,687,2127Disney
9The Hangover$690,774-56%2,071-214$334$256,590,4029Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$669,038-53%2,626-611$255$388,862,8586Paramount / DreamWorks