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 Thu, Feb. 24 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 24 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$1,897,585-1%3,5750$531$101,009,1832Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$1,562,020-9%3,006--$520$38,931,0051Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$745,4196%3,188--$234$15,451,3271Fox
4Million Dollar Baby$611,739-2%2,10570$291$57,516,07910Warner Bros.
5Are We There Yet?$417,337-1%2,519-291$166$72,366,7825Sony / Columbia
6The Aviator (2004)$344,3560%1,710-486$201$89,935,1049Miramax
7Son of the Mask$338,807-5%2,966--$114$10,199,7281New Line
8Pooh's Heffalump Movie$311,268-4%2,5290$123$13,547,9622Disney
9Sideways$306,947-3%1,300-319$236$59,631,90418Fox Searchlight
10The Wedding Date$282,462-2%1,566-138$180$26,789,2743Universal