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, Dec. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$9,716,36618%3,555--$2,733$17,971,5681Fox
3The Tourist$6,635,49410%2,756--$2,408$12,668,5851Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$3,751,48756%3,577-548$1,049$255,337,2324Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,719,65946%2,967-185$580$73,418,2145Fox
6Burlesque$1,329,76328%2,876-161$462$31,743,9743Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,249,85023%2,240-218$558$26,916,9573Fox
8Megamind$1,209,817117%2,425-748$499$139,458,5826Paramount / DreamWorks
9Due Date$1,108,01530%1,990-460$557$94,300,6766Warner Bros.
10Faster (2010)$748,82642%2,106-364$356$20,882,5113CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$457,00739%1,426-810$320$20,060,7264Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$398,96938%1,6220$246$4,665,0532Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$218,50130%1,004-1259$218$30,084,3375Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$415,56731%416-17$999$7,973,9966Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$263,56170%4360$604$8,070,5646Summit
3Red (2010)$192,99244%564-215$342$87,792,8109Summit
4The Social Network$135,26479%227-33$596$91,322,04711Sony / Columbia
5Despicable Me$91,800112%258-22$356$250,196,11523Universal
6For Colored Girls$73,20561%243-242$301$37,499,8456Lionsgate
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$72,77296%288-34$253$54,984,40912Warner Bros.
8Skyline$67,86563%277-301$245$21,211,7655Universal / Rogue
9The Town$58,16253%255-63$228$91,913,18713Warner Bros.
10Easy A$43,86441%203-26$216$58,247,73513Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$24,01918%120-88$200$52,195,91010Warner Bros.
12Inception$21,67929%108-9$201$292,450,67022Warner Bros.
13Paranormal Activity 2$18,97529%125-75$152$84,322,4538Paramount
14Jackass 3D$18,62126%108-72$172$116,820,5799Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$1,306,57932%9072$14,518$4,572,8972Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$249,20560%1913$13,116$1,337,2553Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$121,45123%4--$30,363$219,9721Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$63,84452%3529$1,824$257,0042Roadside Attractions
5The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$57,55973%150$3,837$307,1286Warner Bros.
6Hubble 3D$34,825-9%570$611$19,128,10239Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Tempest$16,0778%5--$3,215$30,9681Disney
8Conviction$15,84556%75-32$211$6,725,9249Fox Searchlight
9Hereafter$14,46772%87-27$166$32,482,1479Warner Bros.
10Under the Sea 3D$9,778-1%11-2$889$25,029,07996Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Waiting for 'Superman'$8,10677%55-30$147$6,363,91712Paramount Vantage
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$5,16647%14--$369$8,6821Roadside Attractions
14The Nutcracker in 3D$4,79871%37-78$130$186,5263Freestyle Releasing
15Stone$3,64846%19-3$192$1,774,86310Relativity / Overture
16Wild Target$2,829-1%10-3$283$115,0267Freestyle
17Frankie & Alice (2010)$2,363-34%1--$2,363$5,9541Freestyle Releasing
18Jack Goes Boating$2,04727%4233$49$537,42613Relativity / Overture
19Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$1,621197%2--$811$21,2732Argot Pictures
20Winter's Bone$1,36935%31$456$6,232,10527Roadside Attractions
21Cool It$48684%10-5$49$61,6885Roadside Attractions