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 Fri, Oct. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw 3D$10,676,000--2,808--$3,802$10,676,0001Lionsgate
2Paranormal Activity 2$5,799,725193%3,23923$1,791$54,957,5902Paramount
3Red (2010)$3,432,030205%3,34976$1,025$51,525,8243Summit
4Jackass 3D$3,150,335130%3,13928$1,004$96,303,7303Paramount
5Hereafter$2,076,209166%2,424243$857$17,917,6793Warner Bros.
6Secretariat$1,587,559179%3,1080$511$41,290,7064Disney
7The Social Network$1,528,578201%2,767-154$552$76,534,4575Sony / Columbia
8Life As We Know It$1,448,123200%2,860-159$506$40,925,9624Warner Bros.
9The Town$618,222166%1,608-310$384$86,269,8297Warner Bros.
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$481,518190%2,010-226$240$51,397,0256Warner Bros.
11Easy A$380,352212%1,262-370$301$55,613,4097Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$561,2541895%565510$993$1,113,8683Fox Searchlight
2Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$241,085124%933-322$258$50,676,9506Fox
3Waiting for 'Superman'$176,74782%33040$536$4,254,5736Paramount Vantage
4Devil$165,165371%635-7$260$32,740,8307Universal
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$156,893163%477-83$329$5,499,5344Focus
6Inception$121,472136%401-51$303$290,707,14916Warner Bros.
7Alpha and Omega$108,539181%676-51$161$23,774,9797Lionsgate
8My Soul to Take$89,05032%713-976$125$14,437,8654Universal / Rogue
9N-Secure$86,413164%367-78$235$2,192,7323Freestyle
10Despicable Me$79,875229%33511$238$247,688,97017Universal
11Stone$77,107122%12512$617$1,107,8444Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$61,708--302-1$204$118,637,20213Sony / Columbia
13Case 39$54,78755%406-315$135$12,914,4215Paramount Vantage
14Let Me In$51,18693%378-135$135$11,781,0495Relativity / Overture
15Nowhere Boy$39,06380%153-62$255$896,3884Weinstein Company
16Catfish$32,85093%137-2$240$2,980,8837Universal / Rogue
17Never Let Me Go$29,19621%126-52$232$2,121,1747Fox Searchlight
18Takers$24,785--132-18$188$57,317,72510Sony / Screen Gems
19Resident Evil: Afterlife$20,193--140-73$144$60,078,2858Sony / Screen Gems
20Eat Pray Love$19,163--111-63$173$80,534,46312Sony / Columbia
21Buried$17,068137%10719$160$933,0136Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$53,61418%611$879$17,302,14533Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$11,59240%160$725$24,621,22690Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Lottery Ticket$8,673189%70-22$124$24,684,77911Warner Bros.
4Avatar$8,25368%8-1$1,032$760,400,85546Fox
5Machete$7,753180%56--$138$26,539,4079Fox
6Wild Target$7,577--4--$1,894$7,5771Freestyle
7The American$6,37081%42-34$152$35,583,0869Focus
8Vampires Suck$5,953267%49-5$121$36,634,95511Fox
9The Tillman Story$5,478146%240$228$730,48411Weinstein Company
10I Want Your Money$5,417-17%59-113$92$416,4303Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$3,938125%350$113$464,2437Relativity / Overture
12Piranha 3D$3,5291787%19--$186$24,984,13911Weinstein Company
13Winter's Bone$1,840449%11-7$167$6,206,53621Roadside Attractions
14I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$748-4%3-5$249$88,4804Anchor Bay
15The Concert$56261%61$94$648,69615Weinstein Company