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 Fri, Sep. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$8,600,900--2,255--$3,814$8,600,9001Lionsgate
29 (2009)$3,295,390153%1,661--$1,984$7,715,3521Focus
3Sorority Row$1,968,542--2,665--$739$1,968,5421Summit
4Inglourious Basterds$1,879,498146%3,215-143$585$99,641,1074Weinstein Company
5All About Steve$1,845,625218%2,26514$815$17,857,7802Fox
6Whiteout$1,770,945--2,745--$645$1,770,9451Warner Bros.
7The Final Destination$1,678,945153%2,732-389$615$54,438,4823Warner Bros. / New Line
8District 9$1,051,279130%2,560-579$411$105,968,6225Sony / TriStar
9Gamer$1,029,468118%2,5020$411$14,000,5622Lionsgate
10Julie & Julia$927,073103%2,342-186$396$82,991,7546Sony / Columbia