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, Jul. 31 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 31 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$10,711,70931%3,545-247$3,022$184,734,4333Warner Bros.
2Dinner for Schmucks$8,343,239-1%2,911--$2,866$16,738,2811Paramount / DreamWorks
3Salt$7,687,23931%3,6120$2,128$65,124,3312Sony / Columbia
4Despicable Me$6,087,63530%3,6022$1,690$185,594,4404Universal
5Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$4,623,72610%3,705--$1,248$8,842,3991Warner Bros.
6Charlie St. Cloud$3,832,565-32%2,718--$1,410$9,459,5601Universal
7Toy Story 3$2,004,42538%2,105-661$952$388,095,1857Disney
8Grown Ups$1,831,14030%2,269-590$807$149,454,4626Sony / Columbia
9The Sorcerer's Apprentice$1,784,14737%2,524-980$707$50,646,6443Disney
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$1,536,39320%2,334-787$658$287,003,1335Summit
11Ramona and Beezus$1,366,6037%2,7190$503$15,304,7012Fox
12The Last Airbender$714,28040%1,238-889$577$126,701,7875Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 31 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,472,74352%847646$1,739$8,553,1644Focus
2Predators$442,75838%873-973$507$49,161,8924Fox
3Knight and Day$298,98832%831-434$360$74,009,5926Fox
4Shrek Forever After$226,03330%330128$685$235,472,43911Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Karate Kid (2010)$223,66337%461-319$485$172,623,7728Sony / Columbia
6Winter's Bone$132,52661%1399$953$3,923,3018Roadside Attractions
7Iron Man 2$122,48334%286-44$428$311,329,56313Paramount
8The A-Team$103,43827%282-14$367$76,086,3598Fox
9Cyrus$91,73053%216-238$425$6,836,1737Fox Searchlight
10Marmaduke$63,02826%230-24$274$32,868,8359Fox
11Killers$60,80429%219-14$278$46,608,0739Lionsgate
12Letters to Juliet$45,93824%173-61$266$52,720,76712Summit
13Get Him to the Greek$43,41019%155-66$280$60,701,5159Universal
14Robin Hood$32,77533%115-56$285$105,190,98512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 31 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$107,80214%530$2,034$12,051,17220Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$29,29723%130$2,254$23,287,53877Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Date Night$24,81529%76-32$327$98,521,61017Fox
4Solitary Man$23,84972%63-42$379$4,115,16011Anchor Bay
5Grease Sing-a-Long$15,2438%3316$462$289,1264Paramount
6Jonah Hex$13,09229%83-93$158$10,478,5317Warner Bros.
7Sex and the City 2$10,83733%42-27$258$95,127,57110Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Concert$8,43771%2--$4,219$13,3712Weinstein Company
9Avatar$4,86120%2-1$2,431$749,744,18233Fox
10The Dry Land$3,498103%5--$700$5,2211Freestyle
11City Island$2,74945%15-25$183$6,643,25020Anchor Bay
12Splice$2,21648%14-25$158$16,995,7879Warner Bros
13Udaan$91857%3--$306$6,9973UTV Communications
14I Hate Luv Storys$404-35%5--$81$847,1855UTV
15Princess Kaiulani$382298%20$191$859,25012Roadside Attractions