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, Feb. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boogeyman$872,825-20%3,052--$286$20,979,9011Sony / Screen Gems
2Million Dollar Baby$808,6664%2,02515$399$36,029,3128Warner Bros.
3The Wedding Date$720,9320%1,694--$426$12,570,5801Universal
4Hide and Seek$576,083-12%3,0050$192$36,945,3382Fox
5The Aviator (2004)$450,5736%2,53027$178$76,794,4677Miramax
6Are We There Yet?$438,502-14%2,79080$157$52,218,5573Sony / Columbia
7Sideways$418,4562%1,78692$234$47,497,35916Fox Searchlight
8Meet the Fockers$326,202-3%2,504-502$130$265,829,4637Universal
9Coach Carter$251,631-9%2,5740$98$59,867,2754Paramount
10In Good Company$223,9325%1,943-17$115$41,204,5706Universal