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 Thu, Nov. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,533,991-71%3,683--$417$40,964,3631Disney
2The Men Who Stare at Goats$820,598-46%2,443--$336$17,175,5431Overture
3Michael Jackson's This Is It$784,121-60%3,4810$225$62,109,6262Sony / Columbia
4The Fourth Kind$556,772-54%2,527--$220$15,844,2231Universal
5Law Abiding Citizen$527,339-45%2,474-290$213$63,390,4694Overture
6Paranormal Activity$451,985-45%2,558154$177$99,645,1114Paramount
7Couples Retreat$414,802-48%2,857-169$145$97,882,8435Universal
8The Box$406,528-53%2,635--$154$10,021,9991Warner Bros.
9Where the Wild Things Are$258,842-72%2,756-889$94$71,027,2594Warner Bros.
10Amelia$180,315-42%1,030-40$175$12,218,3923Fox Searchlight