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 Sun, May. 9 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$31,106,633-32%4,380--$7,102$128,122,4801Paramount
2How to Train Your Dragon$2,292,019-20%4,380954$523$201,013,8677Paramount / DreamWorks
3A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$2,032,000-46%3,3320$610$48,480,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
4Furry Vengeance$1,916,15513%3,0025$638$12,100,0642Summit
5The Back-up Plan$1,671,104-14%3,003-277$556$30,103,9403CBS Films
6Date Night$1,542,868-33%2,734-359$564$81,002,7255Fox
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$843,645-5%1,706-565$495$38,531,9244Sony / Screen Gems
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$795,000-22%2,157-580$369$158,006,0006Warner Bros.
9Oceans$642,31117%1,23222$521$16,131,5843Disneynature
10The Losers$492,000-35%2,450-486$201$21,497,0003Warner Bros.
11Kick-Ass$417,998-32%1,759-783$238$45,281,1054Lionsgate
12The Last Song$345,739-28%1,303-973$265$60,341,0336Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$1,086,07257%534--$2,034$2,161,4601Focus
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$269,513-5%582-468$463$330,857,94910Disney
3City Island$188,944-32%247-22$765$2,943,7978Anchor Bay
4Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$167,935-4%404-323$416$59,391,5046Lionsgate
5Hot Tub Time Machine$151,000-32%802-310$188$48,598,0007MGM
6Avatar$138,844-24%328-59$423$747,946,41521Fox
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$136,091-34%625-541$218$61,502,2218Fox
8The Bounty Hunter$109,767-34%462-429$238$64,696,0848Sony / Columbia
9The Ghost Writer$74,271-32%231-105$322$14,880,45112Summit
10Shutter Island$47,587-57%189-61$252$126,876,23812Paramount
11Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$44,259-24%221-44$200$88,186,89713Fox
12She's Out of My League$42,426-62%26118$163$31,284,0809Paramount
13The Tooth Fairy$39,880-23%160-26$249$59,713,57616Fox
14Our Family Wedding$30,8516%11921$259$19,996,6809Fox Searchlight
15Letters to God$23,0005%112-87$205$2,747,0005Vivendi
16Greenberg$22,584-43%114-29$198$4,063,3978Focus
17The Crazies$18,000-31%149-48$121$39,018,00011Overture
18Brooklyn's Finest$9,900-24%113-33$88$27,122,00010Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 9 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$87,000-12%48-1$1,813$5,112,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Joneses$16,270-29%68-55$239$1,346,1144Roadside Attractions
3Cop Out$11,000-35%91-50$121$44,830,00011Warner Bros.
4The Runaways$10,322-29%65-57$159$3,487,6908Apparition
5Crazy Heart$10,252-37%75-43$137$39,397,06521Fox Searchlight
6Under the Sea 3D$10,000-41%14-2$714$21,877,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Book of Eli$8,100-19%61-16$133$94,823,00017Warner Bros.
8The Secret of Kells$7,81723%22-14$355$429,74210GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$7,130-36%17-7$419$217,6565Apparition
10Remember Me$5,788-40%76-42$76$19,057,0249Summit
11The Blind Side$2,700-39%25-21$108$255,945,00025Warner Bros.
12That Evening Sun$764-46%40$191$277,52927Freestyle