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 Mon, Jan. 9 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Devil Inside$1,396,343-73%2,285--$611$35,128,8581Paramount
2Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$1,288,711-73%3,555100$363$170,857,6824Paramount
3Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$1,052,341-69%3,603-100$292$158,101,7234Warner Bros.
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$942,168-67%2,95036$319$77,842,7963Sony / Columbia
5War Horse$673,361-70%2,783236$242$57,578,0433Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$463,240-78%3,1707$146$56,863,1463Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$400,367-80%3,006-81$133$62,408,3823Paramount
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$374,916-86%3,425-299$109$111,960,2834Fox
9The Darkest Hour$186,360-72%2,163-164$86$18,876,9653Summit
10New Year's Eve$174,182-72%1,864-361$93$52,042,3225Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$108,121-71%1,058-353$102$278,523,8548Lionsgate / Summit
12The Muppets$68,511-85%1,236-305$55$85,629,7067Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$401,754-70%809752$497$10,531,4245Focus
2The Descendants$191,765-70%737-21$260$44,152,4658Fox Searchlight
3Young Adult$114,208-64%830-157$138$14,862,0595Paramount
5The Artist$102,610-67%1725$597$7,200,2227Weinstein Company
6The Sitter$99,640-64%758-590$131$28,822,6345Fox
7My Week with Marilyn$82,959-65%584-46$142$10,541,2997Weinstein Company
8Puss in Boots (2011)$35,320-80%351-38$101$146,632,53511Paramount / DreamWorks
9Tower Heist$23,600-67%29542$80$77,222,02010Universal
10Happy Feet Two$13,360-82%285-240$47$61,369,9568Warner Bros.
11J. Edgar$11,552-60%152-303$76$36,873,7309Warner Bros.
12In Time$10,579-64%1329$80$37,248,89611Fox
13Immortals$10,070-60%128-100$79$82,861,9839Relativity Media
14A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$6,883-57%125-120$55$35,040,64210Warner Bros. / New Line
15Arthur Christmas$6,504-79%280-1063$23$46,446,9957Sony / Columbia
16Dolphin Tale$5,194-81%149-39$35$72,171,01316Warner Bros.
17Footloose (2011)$4,617-72%131-51$35$51,785,15413Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$24,754-62%45-10$550$2,391,4236Fox Searchlight
2The Iron Lady$15,200-72%51$3,040$535,8692Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$12,214-53%45-4$271$15,339,58440Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$10,069-69%60$1,678$508,7383Warner Bros.
5Pariah (2011)$7,724-75%117$702$241,1352Focus
6Drive (2011)$5,131-66%305$171$34,916,71617FilmDistrict
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,694-64%75$528$94,3753FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$2,518-67%301$84$5,303,25012Roadside Attractions
9Like Crazy$982-39%15-15$65$3,389,19211Paramount Vantage
10Inni$137-90%10$137$122,14711Cinema Purgatorio