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, Feb. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$1,849,314-9%3,000-74$616$635,831,2158Fox
2Dear John$1,507,954-21%2,969--$508$36,023,8621Sony / Screen Gems
3From Paris with Love$628,362-24%2,722--$231$10,442,7421Lionsgate
4Edge of Darkness$554,315-21%3,0660$181$30,862,5072Warner Bros.
5The Book of Eli$411,265-13%2,820-255$146$83,451,8184Warner Bros.
6When in Rome$379,402-12%2,4560$154$22,144,4572Disney
7The Tooth Fairy$305,698-12%3,218-127$95$35,526,1223Fox
8Legion$305,181-12%2,339-137$130$35,767,8503Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$228,429-7%1,805-445$127$202,196,4977Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$221,084-7%1,740-11$127$242,040,12712Warner Bros.