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 Sat, Jan. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$17,254,10866%3,285-137$5,252$478,476,2435Fox
2The Book of Eli$11,780,2791%3,111--$3,787$23,453,2491Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$6,353,51111%2,5632560$2,479$12,540,1706Paramount / DreamWorks
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$5,267,865118%3,296-345$1,598$188,934,9484Fox
5Sherlock Holmes$4,118,20845%3,173-453$1,298$177,142,1444Warner Bros.
6The Spy Next Door$4,053,01368%2,924--$1,386$6,463,8111Lionsgate
7It's Complicated$3,421,44047%2,670-285$1,281$86,298,7754Universal
8Leap Year (2010)$2,398,95531%2,5121$955$15,933,8852Universal
9The Blind Side$2,354,37649%2,408-472$978$224,981,0469Warner Bros.
10Up in the Air$2,340,23554%2,107-111$1,111$61,243,3487Paramount