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, Mar. 31 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 31 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Song$5,125,103--2,673--$1,917$5,125,1030Disney
2How to Train Your Dragon$4,534,374-6%4,055--$1,118$57,883,7581Paramount / DreamWorks
3Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,908,799-6%3,243-496$589$299,459,6904Disney
4Hot Tub Time Machine$1,350,032-10%2,771--$487$18,418,3181MGM
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$1,097,690-11%3,0836$356$39,469,2812Fox
6The Bounty Hunter$1,011,839-11%3,0740$329$41,617,3932Sony / Columbia
7She's Out of My League$380,409-8%2,432-526$156$26,783,0093Paramount
8Green Zone$331,080-14%2,136-868$155$31,549,4703Universal
9Shutter Island$328,229-3%2,123-581$155$121,618,6366Paramount
10Repo Men$306,990-16%2,274-247$135$12,329,9352Universal