Grosses

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, Jan. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coach Carter$7,896,529--2,524--$3,129$7,896,5291Paramount
2Meet the Fockers$5,615,017206%3,55427$1,580$217,407,9264Universal
3In Good Company$4,502,76529533%1,5661563$2,875$5,000,1153Universal
4Elektra$4,452,312--3,204--$1,390$4,452,3121Fox
5White Noise$3,748,258246%2,27918$1,645$32,790,0272Universal
6Racing Stripes$3,202,334--3,185--$1,005$3,202,3341Warner Bros.
7The Aviator (2004)$1,443,718143%1,95689$738$46,633,4834Miramax
8Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$951,677149%2,540-803$375$108,031,3105Paramount
9Ocean's Twelve$915,921115%2,105-905$435$117,872,1966Warner Bros.
10National Treasure$732,315176%1,610-567$455$162,299,2929Disney