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 Mon, Feb. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$7,425,567-27%3,356--$2,213$38,661,6341Fox
2Valentine's Day$6,874,605-71%3,665--$1,876$63,135,3121Warner Bros. / New Line
3Avatar$5,171,224-48%2,685-315$1,926$666,749,3689Fox
4The Wolfman$4,075,830-63%3,222--$1,265$35,555,0651Universal
5Dear John$2,128,662-67%2,9756$716$56,077,7602Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$1,951,510-20%2,748-470$710$43,934,9524Fox
7From Paris with Love$857,667-63%2,7220$315$17,465,5702Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$729,181-62%2,615-451$279$37,054,1573Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$716,073-58%1,005186$713$17,508,6189Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$595,044-62%2,125-331$280$26,875,6543Disney