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, Apr. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Back-up Plan$832,377-19%3,280--$254$14,901,8481CBS Films
2How to Train Your Dragon$737,763-14%3,665-160$201$180,789,3485Paramount / DreamWorks
3Kick-Ass$703,031-13%3,0650$229$37,021,4212Lionsgate
4Date Night$656,813-7%3,294-86$199$65,344,8333Fox
5The Losers$617,005-20%2,936--$210$11,517,9681Warner Bros.
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$581,159-14%3,271-482$178$147,461,4074Warner Bros.
7Oceans$570,021-5%1,206--$473$10,248,8161Disneynature
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$534,437-15%2,4590$217$30,255,6122Sony / Screen Gems
9The Last Song$209,987-15%2,79427$75$56,119,8884Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$194,4920%1,787-521$109$46,323,4165MGM