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 Mon, Feb. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$1,266,057-76%1,483--$854$23,170,9601Lionsgate
2Hitch$992,791-78%3,571-4$278$122,422,9633Sony / Columbia
3Constantine$872,851-73%3,0060$290$51,850,6372Warner Bros.
4Million Dollar Baby$863,919-54%2,12520$407$65,724,47611Warner Bros.
5Cursed$470,438-77%2,805--$168$10,104,5911Miramax / Dimension
6Man of the House (2005)$383,899-81%2,422--$159$9,300,9021Sony / Columbia
7Because of Winn-Dixie$291,723-85%3,1880$92$22,567,1062Fox
8The Aviator (2004)$254,469-72%1,579-131$161$93,929,63410Miramax
9Sideways$200,915-76%1,229-71$163$63,369,78719Fox Searchlight
10Son of the Mask$189,311-85%2,9660$64$14,213,2702New Line