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 Sun, Feb. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boogeyman$2,500,653-70%3,052--$819$19,021,0031Sony / Screen Gems
2Are We There Yet?$2,400,072-57%2,79080$860$51,272,5993Sony / Columbia
3The Wedding Date$1,956,757-60%1,694--$1,155$11,130,4051Universal
4Million Dollar Baby$1,561,751-64%2,02515$771$34,441,4758Warner Bros.
5Hide and Seek$1,436,339-67%3,0050$478$35,715,4912Fox
6Racing Stripes$1,133,146-48%3,003-182$377$40,373,6354Warner Bros.
7The Aviator (2004)$985,294-65%2,53027$389$75,918,0247Miramax
8Sideways$784,617-68%1,78692$439$46,668,02316Fox Searchlight
9Meet the Fockers$763,770-70%2,504-502$305$265,165,4807Universal
10Coach Carter$592,307-74%2,5740$230$59,339,4654Paramount