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. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unknown (2011)$8,868,80432%3,043--$2,914$15,607,9701Warner Bros.
2Gnomeo and Juliet$8,341,05096%3,01420$2,767$43,616,6452Disney
3Just Go With It$7,674,00147%3,5480$2,163$55,445,1082Sony / Columbia
4I Am Number Four$7,616,04222%3,154--$2,415$13,833,3991Disney / DreamWorks
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$7,014,71547%2,821--$2,487$11,797,1801Fox
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$5,467,57444%3,11813$1,754$44,131,2992Paramount
7The King's Speech$2,830,23089%2,086-177$1,357$101,038,86913Weinstein Company
8The Roommate$1,642,52535%2,160-374$760$31,454,0793Sony / Screen Gems
9The Eagle$1,494,34349%2,2960$651$14,002,1222Focus
10No Strings Attached$1,272,65442%1,966-790$647$65,083,5175Paramount
11True Grit (2010)$1,077,47394%1,465-607$735$163,351,6059Paramount
13The Green Hornet$642,82280%1,265-825$508$94,552,4286Sony / Columbia
14The Rite$478,66858%1,048-1159$457$31,044,1134Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fighter$692,370113%759-290$912$87,428,44411Paramount
2Black Swan$565,56880%656-413$862$101,088,65012Fox Searchlight
3The Mechanic$416,56961%952-934$438$27,558,7324CBS Films
4Cedar Rapids$396,95185%10287$3,892$1,012,5662Fox Searchlight
5Biutiful$224,75485%157-34$1,432$2,846,4968Roadside Attractions
6Yogi Bear$211,13683%725-386$291$97,145,05010Warner Bros.
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$150,61576%321-88$469$293,778,79314Warner Bros.
8Blue Valentine (2010)$136,17264%235-158$579$8,718,4398Weinstein Company
9The Company Men$134,46387%242-35$556$3,433,7815Weinstein Company
10127 Hours$131,20571%240-119$547$17,300,59616Fox Searchlight
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$125,04175%264-29$474$103,283,40711Fox
12Megamind$119,342105%214-38$558$148,149,89616Paramount / DreamWorks
13Little Fockers$112,57061%285-139$395$147,551,5859Universal
14The Tourist$84,20342%224124$376$67,180,20511Sony / Columbia
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$82,54375%235-73$351$42,113,7129Fox
16The Dilemma$78,17557%293-949$267$48,173,0656Universal
17The Social Network$37,69986%113-65$334$96,729,57521Sony / Columbia
18From Prada to Nada$36,56292%128-124$286$2,772,9824Lionsgate / Pantelion
19Unstoppable (2010)$30,15160%105-42$287$81,449,61315Fox
20Season of the Witch$14,90275%132-44$113$24,519,6267Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$72,00067%502$1,440$21,685,42549Warner Bros. / IMAX
27 Khoon Maaf$64,95336%65--$999$112,8211UTV Communications
3Rabbit Hole$23,27971%78-34$298$1,955,07710Lionsgate
4Somewhere (2010)$13,49871%29-3$465$1,711,3699Focus
5Winter's Bone$7,864124%20-6$393$6,415,15837Roadside Attractions
6Immigration Tango$6,05366%30--$202$9,6971Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$5,85211%21$2,926$29,1792Phase 4 Films
8Brotherhood (2010)$2,712-23%1--$2,712$6,2391Phase 4 Films
9I Love You Phillip Morris$2,17462%9-14$242$1,944,55412Roadside Attractions