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, Feb. 4 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 4 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Roommate$6,424,707--2,534--$2,535$6,424,7071Sony / Screen Gems
3No Strings Attached$2,944,117189%3,05028$965$46,331,9883Paramount
4The King's Speech$2,318,631146%2,58427$897$78,133,82211Weinstein Company
5The Rite$1,936,469157%2,9850$649$20,048,6922Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Mechanic$1,791,687135%2,7041$663$16,501,9532CBS Films
7The Green Hornet$1,765,816173%3,033-491$582$82,888,2094Sony / Columbia
8True Grit (2010)$1,444,377175%2,902-218$498$151,706,7797Paramount
9The Dilemma$1,132,525200%2,545-360$445$43,423,9954Universal
10Black Swan$1,070,534134%1,977-338$541$93,558,39110Fox Searchlight
11The Fighter$886,657170%1,662-252$533$80,449,2229Paramount
12Yogi Bear$441,812163%1,807-326$245$93,559,7598Warner Bros.
14Little Fockers$379,555147%1,355-696$280$145,681,8607Universal
15TRON: Legacy$368,543105%1,040-465$354$167,762,7908Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 4 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$453,506125%899-17$504$14,783,95514Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$252,810127%45035$562$6,735,2156Weinstein Company
3From Prada to Nada$204,239217%2615$783$1,552,8102Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Country Strong$200,08485%948-339$211$19,400,2197Sony / Screen Gems
5Biutiful$186,896348%179120$1,044$968,1666Roadside Attractions
6The Company Men$168,370212%23120$729$1,918,3363Weinstein Company
7The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$134,352125%514-218$261$102,165,3479Fox
8Gulliver's Travels (2010)$112,580119%495-158$227$41,250,6947Fox
9Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$96,819119%365-100$265$292,484,65512Warner Bros.
10Megamind$95,567186%290-10$330$147,174,67114Paramount / DreamWorks
11Season of the Witch$78,93624%492-618$160$24,036,8655Relativity Media
12The Social Network$73,932122%294-73$251$96,227,27619Sony / Columbia
13The Tourist$53,161--231-197$230$66,740,8179Sony / Columbia
14The Way Back$45,240-19%145-450$312$2,436,1133Newmarket Films
15Unstoppable (2010)$40,562139%202-48$201$81,113,86613Fox
16Rabbit Hole$36,15283%1317$276$1,637,1708Lionsgate
17Burlesque$26,759--178-60$150$39,379,64611Sony / Screen Gems
18Fair Game (2010)$17,931652%149109$120$9,439,22914Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 4 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$29,45445%485$614$21,140,08347Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$18,42650%46-14$401$1,562,5797Focus
3Winter's Bone$9,948306%347$293$6,328,74035Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$9,87178%87-27$113$23,202,13311CBS Films
5Love and Other Drugs$9,71117%46-71$211$32,313,17211Fox
6Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$7,77181%42-33$185$545,9443UTV Communications
7I Love You Phillip Morris$5,93020%39-10$152$1,904,99610Roadside Attractions
8The Heart Specialist$5,37221%56-63$96$1,083,3424Freestyle
9Waiting for Forever$2,786--3--$929$2,7861Freestyle
10Summer Wars$81728%41$204$74,9567GKIDS