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 Wed, Jan. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$3,792,807-10%3,285-137$1,155$513,213,0715Fox
2The Book of Eli$2,033,108-18%3,111--$654$42,959,0051Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$734,680-23%2,5632560$287$22,059,7136Paramount / DreamWorks
4It's Complicated$722,025-8%2,670-285$270$91,685,1954Universal
5Sherlock Holmes$688,355-15%3,173-453$217$183,721,5464Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$452,287-11%2,107-111$215$64,874,7327Paramount
7The Blind Side$409,278-8%2,408-472$170$228,878,1919Warner Bros.
8Daybreakers$391,644-12%2,5230$155$26,157,5682Lionsgate
9Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$383,238-30%3,296-345$116$197,482,1674Fox
10Leap Year (2010)$364,535-15%2,5121$145$19,564,2202Universal