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 Tue, Aug. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$4,604,043-11%3,049--$1,510$47,120,9331Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$2,588,659-1%4,0070$646$103,776,0252Paramount
3The Time Traveler's Wife$2,478,0756%2,988--$829$23,439,7891Warner Bros. / New Line
4Julie & Julia$1,901,38017%2,3540$808$46,876,4692Sony / Columbia
5G-Force$1,126,32912%3,065-417$367$101,186,3544Disney
6The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$807,176-4%1,838--$439$7,286,2071Paramount Vantage
7Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$759,8833%2,771-684$274$285,377,3795Warner Bros.
8The Ugly Truth$717,09212%2,733-242$262$78,803,8714Sony / Columbia
9(500) Days of Summer$516,0773%1,048231$492$18,914,7755Fox Searchlight
10Funny People$477,1115%2,584-424$185$48,839,9793Universal