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, Feb. 5 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Roommate$6,874,5697%2,534--$2,713$13,299,2761Sony / Screen Gems
3The King's Speech$3,999,69273%2,58427$1,548$82,133,51411Weinstein Company
4No Strings Attached$3,924,38033%3,05028$1,287$50,256,3683Paramount
5The Green Hornet$3,197,98581%3,033-491$1,054$86,086,1944Sony / Columbia
6The Rite$2,734,63441%2,9850$916$22,783,3262Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Mechanic$2,606,42345%2,7041$964$19,108,3762CBS Films
8True Grit (2010)$2,566,91778%2,902-218$885$154,273,6967Paramount
9The Dilemma$1,730,01053%2,545-360$680$45,154,0054Universal
10Black Swan$1,694,69958%1,977-338$857$95,253,09010Fox Searchlight
11The Fighter$1,564,52576%1,662-252$941$82,013,7479Paramount
12Yogi Bear$1,226,002177%1,807-326$678$94,785,7618Warner Bros.
14TRON: Legacy$735,397100%1,040-465$707$168,498,1878Disney
15Little Fockers$670,72577%1,355-696$495$146,352,5857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$676,37049%899-17$752$15,460,32514Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$377,95450%45035$840$7,113,1696Weinstein Company
3From Prada to Nada$344,67769%2615$1,321$1,897,4872Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Country Strong$321,00560%948-339$339$19,721,2247Sony / Screen Gems
5Biutiful$303,84863%179120$1,697$1,272,0146Roadside Attractions
6The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$286,743113%514-218$558$102,452,0909Fox
7The Company Men$282,53468%23120$1,223$2,200,8703Weinstein Company
8Gulliver's Travels (2010)$256,155128%495-158$517$41,506,8497Fox
9Megamind$205,402115%290-10$708$147,380,07314Paramount / DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$197,542104%365-100$541$292,682,19712Warner Bros.
11Season of the Witch$144,74983%492-618$294$24,181,6145Relativity Media
12The Social Network$130,39376%294-73$444$96,357,66919Sony / Columbia
13The Tourist$80,45551%231-197$348$66,821,2729Sony / Columbia
14The Way Back$70,03555%145-450$483$2,506,1483Newmarket Films
15Unstoppable (2010)$68,70269%202-48$340$81,182,56813Fox
16Rabbit Hole$57,22058%1317$437$1,694,3908Lionsgate
17Burlesque$40,64352%178-60$228$39,420,28911Sony / Screen Gems
18Fair Game (2010)$25,69543%149109$172$9,464,92414Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$54,03283%485$1,126$21,194,11547Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$28,28353%46-14$615$1,590,8627Focus
3Winter's Bone$19,987101%347$588$6,348,72735Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$17,08073%87-27$196$23,219,21311CBS Films
5Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$14,60888%42-33$348$560,5523UTV Communications
6Love and Other Drugs$12,61030%46-71$274$32,325,78211Fox
7The Heart Specialist$10,50996%56-63$188$1,093,8514Freestyle
8I Love You Phillip Morris$9,04953%39-10$232$1,914,04510Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$4,40758%3--$1,469$7,1931Freestyle
10Summer Wars$2,088156%41$522$77,0447GKIDS