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 Fri, Sep. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Afterlife$10,738,962--3,203--$3,353$10,738,9621Sony / Screen Gems
2Takers$1,789,076199%2,191-15$817$43,794,2483Sony / Screen Gems
3The American$1,780,355146%2,83310$628$24,217,4732Focus
5Going the Distance (2010)$1,289,065155%3,0300$425$11,453,1652Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Last Exorcism$1,057,027191%2,731-143$387$35,796,4963Lionsgate
7The Other Guys$999,637223%2,246-361$445$110,094,0506Sony / Columbia
8The Expendables$940,960126%3,058-340$308$96,183,5735Lionsgate
9Eat Pray Love$891,68482%2,339-324$381$72,624,3925Sony / Columbia
10Inception$831,371165%1,583-121$525$280,240,9599Warner Bros.
11The Switch (2010)$632,693166%1,595-290$397$23,637,4224Miramax
12Nanny McPhee Returns$449,155107%2,364-344$190$24,649,8854Universal
13Vampires Suck$409,131229%1,670-764$245$34,011,0754Fox
14Despicable Me$343,750152%1,375-225$250$242,218,62010Universal
15The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$217,967609%1,187791$184$299,108,36611Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lottery Ticket$324,800190%905-405$359$21,732,4264Warner Bros.
2Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$247,565112%619-188$400$29,865,7405Universal
3Piranha 3D$208,77132%825-964$253$23,845,1894Weinstein Company
5Salt$186,006110%484-221$384$116,007,5688Sony / Columbia
6Toy Story 3$152,47124%712-808$214$409,366,51213Disney
7Dinner for Schmucks$149,775151%536-268$279$71,502,3117Paramount / DreamWorks
8Flipped$145,0722873%442414$328$928,1496Warner Bros.
9Grown Ups$107,999--339-44$319$160,406,10212Sony / Columbia
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$85,546269%425-30$201$42,353,7407Warner Bros.
11The Kids Are All Right$72,572134%218-21$333$20,053,46310Focus
12The Last Airbender$45,253153%220-37$206$131,260,03911Paramount
13Winter's Bone$41,119223%11020$374$5,713,90514Roadside Attractions
14Ramona and Beezus$40,250213%275-30$146$25,380,2048Fox
15Charlie St. Cloud$32,300228%190-30$170$31,062,8857Universal
16The Karate Kid (2010)$30,789--168-59$183$176,369,96514Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$38,3273%60-63$639$15,243,00226Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Tillman Story$24,000134%251$960$362,3054Weinstein Company
3Knight and Day$19,754167%93-49$212$76,272,98112Fox
4The Romantics$16,128--2--$8,064$16,1281Four of a Kind
6La Soga$10,983760%72$1,569$174,89057-57 Releasing
7The Concert$8,776117%19-1$462$472,9728Weinstein Company
8Bran Nue Dae$6,341--16--$396$6,3411Freestyle Releasing
9Under the Sea 3D$6,279-20%15-1$419$24,136,39683Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Cyrus$5,097530%260$196$7,389,27313Fox Searchlight
11Solitary Man$1,080-12%9-15$120$4,344,47617Anchor Bay
12The Disappearance of Alice Creed$1,03256%4-2$258$150,6066Anchor Bay
13White Wedding (2009)$756-9%2-2$378$9,4152Dada Films
14Princess Kaiulani$631-4%30$210$878,97218Roadside Attractions