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, Nov. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$8,035,713-39%3,683--$2,182$30,050,8261Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$3,452,564-39%3,4810$992$57,011,7182Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$2,773,733-48%2,443--$1,135$12,705,3991Overture
4The Fourth Kind$2,463,602-48%2,527--$975$12,231,4071Universal
5Paranormal Activity$1,730,511-53%2,558154$677$97,105,9054Paramount
6The Box$1,540,226-52%2,635--$585$7,570,8931Warner Bros.
7Law Abiding Citizen$1,420,017-47%2,474-290$574$60,700,5704Overture
8Couples Retreat$1,215,633-58%2,857-169$425$95,682,2415Universal
9Where the Wild Things Are$1,122,051-40%2,756-889$407$69,224,1244Warner Bros.
10Astro Boy$845,869-31%1,918-1102$441$15,112,4843Summit