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. 17 2010

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#TitleSun, Jan. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$15,137,240-12%3,285-137$4,608$493,613,4835Fox
2The Book of Eli$9,336,245-21%3,111--$3,001$32,789,4941Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$4,931,605-22%2,5632560$1,924$17,471,7756Paramount / DreamWorks
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$3,932,475-25%3,296-345$1,193$192,867,4234Fox
5The Spy Next Door$3,262,245-20%2,924--$1,116$9,726,0561Lionsgate
6Sherlock Holmes$2,940,410-29%3,173-453$927$180,082,5544Warner Bros.
7It's Complicated$2,365,605-31%2,670-285$886$88,664,3804Universal
8Leap Year (2010)$1,695,795-29%2,5121$675$17,629,6802Universal
9The Blind Side$1,625,516-31%2,408-472$675$226,606,5629Warner Bros.
10Daybreakers$1,619,682-19%2,5230$642$24,373,9552Lionsgate