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, Aug. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$8,579,308-20%3,545-247$2,420$193,313,7413Warner Bros.
2Dinner for Schmucks$6,789,558-19%2,911--$2,332$23,527,8391Paramount / DreamWorks
3Salt$5,909,380-23%3,6120$1,636$71,033,7112Sony / Columbia
4Despicable Me$4,735,985-22%3,6022$1,315$190,330,4254Universal
5Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$3,436,964-26%3,705--$928$12,279,3631Warner Bros.
6Charlie St. Cloud$2,922,025-24%2,718--$1,075$12,381,5851Universal
7Toy Story 3$1,666,306-17%2,105-661$792$389,761,4917Disney
8The Sorcerer's Apprentice$1,379,884-23%2,524-980$547$52,026,5283Disney
9Grown Ups$1,306,923-29%2,269-590$576$150,761,3856Sony / Columbia
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$1,196,774-22%2,334-787$513$288,199,9075Summit
11Ramona and Beezus$1,070,980-22%2,7190$394$16,375,6812Fox
12The Last Airbender$591,660-17%1,238-889$478$127,293,4475Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,083,344-26%847646$1,279$9,636,5084Focus
2Predators$329,357-26%873-973$377$49,491,2494Fox
3The Karate Kid (2010)$208,292-7%461-319$452$172,932,0648Sony / Columbia
4Knight and Day$176,051-41%831-434$212$74,185,6436Fox
5Shrek Forever After$174,513-23%330128$529$235,646,95211Paramount / DreamWorks
6Winter's Bone$93,861-29%1399$675$4,017,1628Roadside Attractions
7Iron Man 2$87,444-29%286-44$306$311,417,00713Paramount
8The A-Team$77,733-25%282-14$276$76,164,0928Fox
9Cyrus$68,824-25%216-238$319$6,904,9977Fox Searchlight
10Get Him to the Greek$57,35032%155-66$370$60,758,8659Universal
11Marmaduke$47,046-25%230-24$205$32,915,8819Fox
12Killers$45,466-25%219-14$208$46,653,5399Lionsgate
13Letters to Juliet$30,974-33%173-61$179$52,751,74112Summit
14Robin Hood$28,750-12%115-56$250$105,219,73512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$90,619-16%530$1,710$12,143,33420Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$23,711-19%130$1,824$23,311,24977Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Solitary Man$18,831-21%63-42$299$4,133,99111Anchor Bay
4Date Night$16,252-35%76-32$214$98,537,86217Fox
5Jonah Hex$13,003-1%83-93$157$10,491,5347Warner Bros.
6Splice$12,113447%14-25$865$17,007,9009Warner Bros
7Sex and the City 2$9,169-15%42-27$218$95,136,74010Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Concert$8,371-1%2--$4,186$21,7422Weinstein Company
9Grease Sing-a-Long$7,504-51%3316$227$296,6304Paramount
10Avatar$4,121-15%2-1$2,061$749,748,30333Fox
11City Island$2,658-3%15-25$177$6,645,90820Anchor Bay
12The Dry Land$2,130-39%5--$426$7,3511Freestyle
13I Hate Luv Storys$808100%5--$162$847,9935UTV
14Udaan$464-49%3--$155$7,4613UTV Communications
15Princess Kaiulani$176-54%20$88$859,42612Roadside Attractions