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 Tue, Jan. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$1,190,939-63%3,55427$335$235,499,2684Universal
2Coach Carter$1,108,596-78%2,524--$439$30,277,2491Paramount
3In Good Company$837,868-64%1,5661563$535$17,974,6163Universal
4Elektra$657,428-67%3,204--$205$15,450,0691Fox
5The Aviator (2004)$622,055-52%1,95689$318$52,163,5634Miramax
6White Noise$569,598-67%2,27918$250$43,422,6832Universal
7Racing Stripes$530,135-89%3,185--$166$19,391,8831Warner Bros.
8Ocean's Twelve$204,769-61%2,105-905$97$120,674,0616Warner Bros.
9Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$192,857-85%2,540-803$76$112,614,5775Paramount
10National Treasure$141,864-78%1,610-567$88$165,003,4989Disney