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 Fri, Apr. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$15,736,000--3,332--$4,723$15,736,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$2,536,353229%3,426-239$740$186,373,9566Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$2,459,135260%3,093-201$795$68,486,1444Fox
4The Back-up Plan$2,417,745200%3,2800$737$18,125,5002CBS Films
5The Losers$1,918,000216%2,9360$653$14,044,0002Warner Bros.
6Furry Vengeance$1,752,086--2,997--$585$1,752,0861Summit
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$1,667,000180%2,737-534$609$149,722,0005Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$1,357,75197%2,542-523$534$39,070,0843Lionsgate
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$1,242,128138%2,271-188$547$32,019,3013Sony / Screen Gems
10Oceans$831,35329%1,2104$687$11,726,6252Disneynature