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. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$3,152,340-12%3,1653137$996$53,717,9601Weinstein Company
2District 9$1,590,914-6%3,0501$522$80,113,4802Sony / TriStar
3Julie & Julia$1,108,944-4%2,463109$450$63,597,8143Sony / Columbia
4The Time Traveler's Wife$973,406-6%2,9880$326$41,449,6082Warner Bros. / New Line
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$911,051-7%3,953-54$230$124,435,5923Paramount
6Shorts$493,040-11%3,105--$159$8,694,8661Warner Bros.
7G-Force$401,362-9%2,561-504$157$108,956,4965Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$352,631-9%1,936-835$182$291,793,1656Warner Bros.
9The Ugly Truth$326,779-2%1,971-762$166$84,158,4205Sony / Columbia
10The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$290,435-13%1,426-412$204$12,629,4072Paramount Vantage