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. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$3,338,123-69%2,991--$1,116$44,400,5631Paramount
2Avatar$1,275,037-74%2,581-104$494$689,597,91410Fox
3Valentine's Day$938,294-74%3,6650$256$87,865,6792Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolfman$742,805-73%3,2231$230$51,106,5352Universal
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$717,247-83%3,39640$211$59,432,0602Fox
6Dear John$428,540-74%3,06287$140$66,230,3053Sony / Screen Gems
7Crazy Heart$257,064-68%1,08984$236$21,781,42910Fox Searchlight
8From Paris with Love$222,293-70%2,311-411$96$21,583,7973Lionsgate
9Edge of Darkness$196,467-66%2,118-497$93$40,543,6894Warner Bros.
10The Tooth Fairy$182,932-85%2,523-225$73$49,904,7825Fox