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, May. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$1,293,000-29%3,332--$388$38,082,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$494,515-15%3,426-239$144$193,856,2286Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Back-up Plan$482,052-23%3,2800$147$24,563,2282CBS Films
4Date Night$452,358-13%3,093-201$146$75,059,7094Fox
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$379,000-9%2,737-534$138$155,146,0005Warner Bros.
6The Losers$366,000-23%2,9360$125$19,303,0002Warner Bros.
7Kick-Ass$345,538-20%2,542-523$136$43,430,2233Lionsgate
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$303,635-17%2,271-188$134$35,917,0613Sony / Screen Gems
9Oceans$252,128-9%1,2104$208$14,238,7202Disneynature
10Furry Vengeance$214,893-27%2,997--$72$7,402,9301Summit