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, Jan. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$6,094,445-12%3,4615$1,761$380,901,1633Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$1,919,120-17%3,6260$529$148,567,7662Warner Bros.
3It's Complicated$1,389,995-13%2,89710$480$65,362,6652Universal
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$1,019,252-13%3,74747$272$162,040,3072Fox
5Up in the Air$705,121-16%1,8950$372$47,653,4055Paramount
6The Blind Side$638,217-14%2,926160$218$211,286,9327Warner Bros.
7The Princess and the Frog$385,907-8%3,328-147$116$87,930,3494Disney
8Nine$328,575-11%1,4120$233$15,173,4193The Weinstein Company
9Did You Hear About the Morgans?$328,449-8%2,7180$121$26,837,5133Sony / Columbia
10Invictus$264,441-13%2,17010$122$31,732,1874Warner Bros.