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 Thu, Jun. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$4,370,744-16%3,663--$1,193$77,253,9441Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,044,243-22%3,535--$578$36,022,2701Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,664,556-12%3,868-518$430$217,456,5274Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$974,025-32%2,7025$360$41,739,4652Universal
5Killers$889,983-14%2,8590$311$34,266,6562Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$733,000-10%2,750-695$267$87,759,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$689,915-9%3,108-538$222$75,234,1103Disney
8Marmaduke$682,507-11%3,2130$212$25,236,8052Fox
9Iron Man 2$469,577-12%2,305-702$204$301,338,0776Paramount
10Splice$307,000-18%2,4500$125$14,637,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$265,505-15%1,895-704$140$100,656,7905Universal
12Letters to Juliet$254,467-4%1,331-631$191$47,800,9795Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$57,618-11%430-228$134$96,522,35310Fox
2How to Train Your Dragon$42,009-3%281-62$149$214,597,21512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Babies$32,943-14%146-35$226$6,990,1916Focus
4Furry Vengeance$31,901-4%268143$119$16,948,7167Summit
5Just Wright$26,529-18%279-239$95$20,917,8805Fox Searchlight
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$25,659-6%202-42$127$63,472,02113Fox
7City Island$22,601-20%159-18$142$5,755,79013Anchor Bay
8Kick-Ass$17,877-21%17861$100$47,874,1319Lionsgate
9Raajneeti$13,000-38%12413$105$1,360,0002UTV Communications
10The Back-up Plan$9,894-10%112-41$88$36,957,3158CBS Films
11The Losers$8,000-9%127-79$63$23,560,0008Warner Bros.
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$7,500-18%125-169$60$62,613,0007Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,000-1%481$1,542$8,377,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$24,123-27%5331$455$998,0664Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,362-7%26-20$706$749,389,76926Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,0008%15-2$933$22,464,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$7,590-31%4--$1,898$123,0121Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,110-19%261$158$790,6145Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$3,743-25%63-84$59$15,541,54917Summit
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,29020%43-38$77$88,731,29318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$1,983-27%20-4$99$609,23615GKIDS
10The Joneses$1,830146%103$183$1,446,4769Roadside Attractions
11The Square (2010)$1,099-31%170$65$334,74910Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$540-22%4--$135$7,2941Anchor Bay