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 Sun, Sep. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$4,526,98711%3,358193$1,348$91,823,4303Weinstein Company
2The Final Destination$4,203,870-8%3,1210$1,347$47,510,0422Warner Bros. / New Line
3All About Steve$3,695,087-8%2,251--$1,642$11,240,3431Fox
4Gamer$2,874,711-4%2,502--$1,149$9,157,6161Lionsgate
5District 9$2,745,2877%3,139-41$875$101,351,1364Sony / TriStar
6Julie & Julia$2,002,0551%2,52825$792$78,970,2385Sony / Columbia
7G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,927,020-3%2,846-621$677$139,489,6075Paramount
8Halloween II (2009)$1,915,740-10%3,08863$620$25,800,9122Weinstein / Dimension
9Extract$1,548,9076%1,611--$961$4,339,5451Miramax
10The Time Traveler's Wife$1,534,338-4%2,803-158$547$54,671,9704Warner Bros. / New Line