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, Sep. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$1,012,929-70%3,358193$302$96,158,1903Weinstein Company
2The Final Destination$937,310-68%3,1210$300$51,373,4162Warner Bros. / New Line
3All About Steve$770,622-73%2,251--$342$14,827,8721Fox
4Gamer$745,718-64%2,502--$298$11,951,1291Lionsgate
5District 9$579,787-72%3,139-41$185$103,968,7144Sony / TriStar
6Julie & Julia$462,523-74%2,52825$183$81,185,0745Sony / Columbia
7Halloween II (2009)$412,955-63%3,08863$134$27,341,6182Weinstein / Dimension
8Extract$365,911-69%1,611--$227$5,879,4011Miramax
9The Time Traveler's Wife$335,019-71%2,803-158$120$56,146,6614Warner Bros. / New Line
10G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$279,088-82%2,846-621$98$141,299,6515Paramount