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, Mar. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$4,814,037-66%4,055--$1,187$48,546,3561Paramount / DreamWorks
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,978,722-63%3,384-355$585$295,513,6574Disney
3Hot Tub Time Machine$1,545,088-61%2,754--$561$15,565,5901MGM
4Diary of a Wimpy Kid$1,240,561-59%3,0836$402$37,138,9512Fox
5The Bounty Hunter$1,047,772-64%3,0740$341$39,466,2052Sony / Columbia
6She's Out of My League$403,180-57%2,432-526$166$25,989,7403Paramount
7Green Zone$358,960-62%2,564-440$140$30,833,9653Universal
8Repo Men$352,660-61%2,519-2$140$11,657,3902Universal
9Shutter Island$337,739-61%2,123-581$159$120,950,2916Paramount
10Our Family Wedding$215,073-67%1,132-477$190$17,153,5353Fox Searchlight