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, Aug. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$2,243,934-1%3,6970$607$76,312,6682Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,117,009-3%4,393-62$482$264,921,7843Warner Bros.
3Funny People$1,940,904-10%3,007--$645$32,553,6321Universal
4The Ugly Truth$1,644,846-6%2,8820$571$62,087,4842Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$1,027,695-1%3,106--$331$12,291,2751Fox
6Orphan$902,900-5%2,7500$328$31,094,8292Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$783,6214%2,757-543$284$185,200,3385Fox
8The Proposal$733,3431%2,435-344$301$151,927,4967Disney
9The Hangover$672,6691%2,071-214$325$258,619,8019Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$595,3040%2,626-611$227$390,705,4266Paramount / DreamWorks