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. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$6,405,427-55%4,007--$1,599$61,118,5981Paramount
2Julie & Julia$2,760,913-54%2,354--$1,173$22,789,6851Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$1,454,016-51%3,482-215$418$87,637,2153Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,291,085-55%3,455-938$374$275,139,7574Warner Bros.
5Funny People$1,218,487-50%3,0081$405$41,756,8282Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,052,062-46%2,97593$354$69,888,9363Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$755,354-55%2,159--$350$6,704,0291Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$638,686-46%3,1082$205$16,951,8042Fox
9Orphan$544,293-49%2,270-480$240$35,313,6333Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$461,916-51%1,690-381$273$262,450,53710Warner Bros.