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 Thu, Mar. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Adjustment Bureau$1,375,9808%2,840--$485$26,992,2601Universal
3Hall Pass$703,3861%2,9500$238$29,831,2692Warner Bros. / New Line
4The King's Speech$513,53123%2,240-145$229$125,437,12315Weinstein Company
5Unknown (2011)$513,23912%2,913-130$176$55,044,5063Warner Bros.
6Just Go With It$485,64614%2,920-624$166$89,981,5814Sony / Columbia
7Beastly$465,8809%1,952--$239$11,890,4011CBS Films
8I Am Number Four$430,71711%2,903-253$148$48,195,4093Disney / DreamWorks
9Gnomeo and Juliet$366,29615%2,984-53$123$85,485,1104Disney
10Take Me Home Tonight$258,315-4%2,003--$129$4,618,8531Relativity Media
11Drive Angry$206,5520%2,2900$90$10,003,7892Summit
12Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$183,91115%2,254-556$82$69,576,8114Paramount
13Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$131,896-2%1,642-1179$80$33,856,4543Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$98,25412%68164$144$105,487,71314Fox Searchlight
2The Fighter$84,85313%575-93$148$92,355,20513Paramount
3True Grit (2010)$76,40320%725-497$105$168,956,46211Paramount
4Cedar Rapids$70,5163%23599$300$3,676,2944Fox Searchlight
5No Strings Attached$39,6921%425-941$93$69,815,7747Paramount
6The Roommate$37,84412%606-1120$62$36,998,1615Sony / Screen Gems
7Biutiful$27,6369%145-36$191$4,337,48010Roadside Attractions
8The Eagle$25,9140%327-1241$79$19,244,6514Focus
9The Green Hornet$16,3472%269-398$61$97,103,4678Sony / Columbia
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$14,65623%208-95$70$294,614,75316Warner Bros.
11The Company Men$14,09730%112-73$126$4,102,6607Weinstein Company
12127 Hours$13,81024%135-85$102$18,186,19918Fox Searchlight
13Little Fockers$13,36511%221-40$60$148,270,43511Universal
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$13,26117%185-63$72$104,042,41013Fox
15Yogi Bear$12,14811%266-100$46$98,201,46312Warner Bros.
16The Rite$11,968-4%201-344$60$32,672,3066Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Mechanic$7,91528%109-295$73$28,908,8336CBS Films
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$7,25429%156-48$47$42,599,18311Fox
19Season of the Witch$6,24810%109-62$57$24,768,4509Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$35,11437%49-1$717$22,391,04351Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Blue Valentine (2010)$13,42423%96-71$140$9,453,51910Weinstein Company
3Rabbit Hole$4,0004%55-28$73$2,133,97812Lionsgate
4happythankyoumoreplease$1,965-11%2--$983$43,2081Anchor Bay Films
5From Prada to Nada$1,919-1%35-46$55$2,946,2756Lionsgate / Pantelion
6I Love You Phillip Morris$1,288-14%13-2$99$1,970,04314Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$930-3%41$233$63,7114Phase 4 Films
8Winter's Bone$577-29%13-122$44$6,522,86839Roadside Attractions
97 Khoon Maaf$3054%15-53$20$270,2073UTV Communications
10Brotherhood (2010)$4721%1-1$47$19,7223Phase 4 Films