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, Aug. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$2,274,671-12%3,6970$615$74,068,7342Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,192,625-9%4,393-62$499$262,804,7753Warner Bros.
3Funny People$2,150,981-20%3,007--$715$30,612,7281Universal
4The Ugly Truth$1,745,166-15%2,8820$606$60,442,6382Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$1,040,235-12%3,106--$335$11,263,5801Fox
6Orphan$947,326-12%2,7500$344$30,191,9292Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$756,947-8%2,757-543$275$184,416,7175Fox
8The Proposal$725,276-7%2,435-344$298$151,194,1537Disney
9The Hangover$668,552-3%2,071-214$323$257,947,1329Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$596,458-8%2,626-611$227$390,110,1226Paramount / DreamWorks