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. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$4,363,199-9%4,007--$1,089$76,251,8731Paramount
2Julie & Julia$2,690,726-1%2,354--$1,143$31,286,8491Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$1,409,454-2%3,482-215$405$92,140,4403Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,128,344-2%3,455-938$327$278,738,1784Warner Bros.
5The Ugly Truth$939,458-6%2,97593$316$73,000,0433Sony / Columbia
6Funny People$916,161-10%3,0081$305$44,900,5182Universal
7Aliens in the Attic$705,7932%3,1082$227$19,118,4752Fox
8A Perfect Getaway$572,301-10%2,159--$265$8,699,1951Universal / Rogue
9Orphan$446,451-6%2,270-480$197$36,772,3933Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$444,880-3%1,690-381$263$263,812,37610Warner Bros.