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. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$8,635,708-48%4,04218$2,136$230,947,2712Summit
2The Blind Side$8,052,956-49%3,14030$2,565$100,239,6702Warner Bros.
32012$3,690,298-47%3,44436$1,072$138,451,6903Sony / Columbia
4Old Dogs$3,316,034-50%3,425--$968$24,228,6121Disney
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$3,124,328-49%3,013-565$1,037$104,929,2934Disney
6Ninja Assassin$2,806,518-42%2,503--$1,121$21,193,2661Warner Bros.
7Planet 51$2,165,764-45%3,0350$714$28,486,6802Sony / TriStar
8Fantastic Mr. Fox$1,430,361-44%2,0332029$704$10,025,3943Fox
9The Men Who Stare at Goats$268,622-55%1,119-937$240$30,520,9044Overture