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. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$2,226,347-17%3,665--$607$68,047,8131Warner Bros. / New Line
2Avatar$1,711,050-7%2,685-315$637$670,296,7459Fox
3The Wolfman$1,562,670-16%3,222--$485$38,986,5001Universal
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$1,452,957-24%3,356--$433$42,021,7691Fox
5Dear John$803,791-15%2,9756$270$57,823,2682Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$444,900-17%2,748-470$162$44,917,6454Fox
7From Paris with Love$392,880-12%2,7220$144$18,304,6842Lionsgate
8Crazy Heart$336,516-9%1,005186$335$18,216,9269Fox Searchlight
9Edge of Darkness$335,683-9%2,615-451$128$37,759,1773Warner Bros.
10The Book of Eli$230,050-7%1,825-995$126$88,642,9615Warner Bros.