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 Tue, May. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$1,809,000-13%3,332--$543$36,789,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Back-up Plan$622,01525%3,2800$190$24,081,1762CBS Films
3How to Train Your Dragon$582,686-4%3,426-239$170$193,361,7136Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$521,5448%3,093-201$169$74,607,3514Fox
5The Losers$474,0006%2,9360$161$18,937,0002Warner Bros.
6Kick-Ass$430,3761%2,542-523$169$43,084,6853Lionsgate
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$418,000-4%2,737-534$153$154,766,0005Warner Bros.
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$364,2534%2,271-188$160$35,613,4263Sony / Screen Gems
9Furry Vengeance$292,99610%2,997--$98$7,188,0371Summit
10Oceans$278,52712%1,2104$230$13,986,5922Disneynature