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. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Are We There Yet?$5,481,438--2,709--$2,023$5,481,4381Sony / Columbia
2Coach Carter$3,765,869249%2,55228$1,476$36,007,8092Paramount
3Meet the Fockers$3,239,603204%3,446-108$940$240,800,3495Universal
4In Good Company$2,875,276275%1,963397$1,465$22,313,5714Universal
5Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$2,210,227183%2,297--$962$3,748,7511Rogue
6White Noise$1,775,649254%2,247-32$790$46,167,8323Universal
7Racing Stripes$1,630,969248%3,1850$512$21,903,4022Warner Bros.
8The Phantom of the Opera$1,546,513322%1,511604$1,024$30,113,2825Warner Bros.
9The Aviator (2004)$1,514,188191%2,261305$670$54,714,2235Miramax
10Elektra$1,260,754159%3,203-1$394$17,669,2022Fox