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, Mar. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$6,766,9970%3,728--$1,815$146,625,3561Disney
2Shutter Island$1,034,1977%3,178175$325$99,867,5123Paramount
3Avatar$789,7856%2,163-293$365$724,104,88812Fox
4Brooklyn's Finest$786,771-3%1,936--$406$17,061,4721Overture
5Cop Out$652,2713%3,1500$207$35,212,6662Warner Bros.
6The Crazies$529,4563%2,4792$214$29,708,3682Overture
7Crazy Heart$387,49310%1,274126$304$31,077,68612Fox Searchlight
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$306,36713%2,994-308$102$79,193,0004Fox
9Valentine's Day$304,7369%3,040-538$100$107,443,5874Warner Bros. / New Line
10Dear John$248,05313%2,496-510$99$77,533,0595Sony / Screen Gems