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, Jan. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$15,756,027-26%3,422-39$4,604$431,207,3804Fox
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$5,048,005-37%3,641-106$1,386$178,606,7963Fox
3Sherlock Holmes$4,178,967-43%3,6260$1,153$165,153,0933Warner Bros.
4Daybreakers$3,632,236-35%2,523--$1,440$15,146,6921Lionsgate
5It's Complicated$2,895,900-41%2,95558$980$76,370,5403Universal
6Leap Year (2010)$2,046,465-47%2,511--$815$9,202,8151Universal
7The Blind Side$1,859,475-46%2,880-46$646$218,818,3998Warner Bros.
8Up in the Air$1,853,483-42%2,218323$836$54,812,6996Paramount
9Youth in Revolt$1,664,553-34%1,873--$889$6,888,3341The Weinstein Company
10The Princess and the Frog$1,463,720-35%2,620-708$559$92,581,5055Disney