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 Thu, Feb. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$2,214,273-1%3,665--$604$70,262,0861Warner Bros. / New Line
2Avatar$1,785,2754%2,685-315$665$672,082,0209Fox
3The Wolfman$1,482,125-5%3,222--$460$40,468,6251Universal
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$1,438,623-1%3,356--$429$43,460,3921Fox
5Dear John$847,9455%2,9756$285$58,671,2132Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$449,9251%2,748-470$164$45,367,5704Fox
7From Paris with Love$394,9911%2,7220$145$18,699,6752Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$344,7343%2,615-451$132$38,103,9113Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$342,8532%1,005186$341$18,559,7799Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$248,03510%2,125-331$117$27,607,0703Disney