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, Feb. 10 2008

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#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$4,859,373-47%3,125--$1,555$21,589,0471Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$3,950,081-46%2,387--$1,655$16,206,9131Universal
3The Eye (2008)$1,474,033-49%2,47034$597$21,416,9042Lionsgate
4Juno$1,442,484-44%2,321-154$621$117,509,1567Fox Searchlight
6The Bucket List$1,296,768-48%2,753-162$471$74,999,4775Warner Bros.
727 Dresses$1,251,318-49%2,841-135$440$65,078,9014Fox
8There Will Be Blood$1,103,835-39%1,620113$681$26,687,6177Paramount Vantage
9Meet the Spartans$1,018,421-47%2,446-197$416$33,950,1033Fox
10Untraceable$888,896-44%2,143-225$415$24,321,9423Sony / Screen Gems