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 Mon, Oct. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity$1,853,556-62%1,9451185$953$63,433,6682Paramount
2Law Abiding Citizen$1,062,234-65%2,8900$368$41,068,2322Overture
3Saw VI$892,322-64%3,036--$294$15,009,7781Lionsgate
4Where the Wild Things Are$832,549-77%3,7350$223$54,393,0322Warner Bros.
5Couples Retreat$691,240-68%3,07465$225$78,428,8903Universal
6Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$385,159-75%2,754--$140$6,677,0591Universal
7Zombieland$350,275-65%2,447-724$143$67,559,9784Sony / Columbia
8The Stepfather (2009)$323,516-73%2,7340$118$20,405,7582Sony / Screen Gems
9Astro Boy$307,909-83%3,014--$102$7,011,0281Summit
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$263,451-80%2,741-296$96$115,118,1476Sony / Columbia