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 Sat, May. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$22,642,56450%4,39010$5,158$196,923,3842Paramount
2Robin Hood$13,872,0006%3,503--$3,960$26,903,0001Universal
3Letters to Juliet$5,361,8437%2,968--$1,807$10,354,9561Summit
4Just Wright$3,413,21019%1,831--$1,864$6,291,9301Fox Searchlight
5How to Train Your Dragon$2,377,66093%2,620-1760$908$206,254,3348Paramount / DreamWorks
6A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$2,023,00030%3,075-257$658$54,986,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Date Night$1,789,71544%2,481-253$721$85,727,5636Fox
8The Back-up Plan$1,053,58334%2,497-506$422$33,577,0904CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$1,050,621101%2,695-307$390$14,418,9943Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$561,00062%1,300-857$432$159,803,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$515,25459%1,062-644$485$40,198,0515Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$405,86837%5439$747$3,587,2672Focus
2Oceans$292,65525%973-259$301$17,444,0644Disneynature
3The Last Song$243,16741%802-501$303$61,111,8657Disney
4Kick-Ass$228,76741%609-1150$376$46,467,4145Lionsgate
5City Island$217,64391%2536$860$3,498,1529Anchor Bay
6The Losers$206,00048%701-1749$294$22,647,0004Warner Bros.
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$204,29980%403-179$507$331,411,22711Disney
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$181,85384%468-157$389$61,872,3669Fox
9Avatar$153,27678%279-49$549$748,372,76222Fox
10Shutter Island$137,43558%310121$443$127,145,62513Paramount
11Hot Tub Time Machine$133,00048%458-344$290$49,102,0008MGM
12She's Out of My League$128,57653%206-55$624$31,551,50710Paramount
13The Bounty Hunter$101,59145%293-169$347$64,991,3329Sony / Columbia
14Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$81,18076%281-123$289$59,636,4237Lionsgate
15The Ghost Writer$58,23185%150-81$388$15,056,85513Summit
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$56,09777%209-12$268$88,319,14514Fox
17The Tooth Fairy$39,28992%132-28$298$59,805,57517Fox
18Our Family Wedding$27,68169%103-16$269$20,073,53610Fox Searchlight
19The Crazies$27,04960%111-38$244$39,090,28612Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$118,000-7%480$2,458$5,665,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$68,73915%33--$2,083$128,5881Roadside Attractions
3Greenberg$20,44855%77-37$266$4,143,1669Focus
4Under the Sea 3D$13,000-19%184$722$21,970,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Joneses$12,21559%56-12$218$1,393,8535Roadside Attractions
6Cop Out$11,00053%53-38$208$44,861,00012Warner Bros.
7Letters to God$11,00049%75-37$147$2,787,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$9,23853%264$355$452,32311GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$9,12158%50-25$182$39,432,63722Fox Searchlight
10The Runaways$7,97428%49-16$163$3,522,4259Apparition
11The Square (2010)$7,366106%14-3$526$238,4726Apparition
12Brooklyn's Finest$6,81851%64-49$107$27,150,20211Overture
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$2,69324%1--$2,693$4,8661Cinema Purgatorio
14Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo$1,900-30%0----$01Argot Pictures
15The Blind Side$1,00043%11-14$91$255,950,00026Warner Bros.