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, Mar. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$8,593,679--3,131--$2,745$8,593,6791Disney
2Be Cool$8,179,399--3,216--$2,543$8,179,3991MGM
3Hitch$3,661,002202%3,438-133$1,065$129,548,3574Sony / Columbia
4Diary of a Mad Black Woman$3,066,380230%1,703220$1,801$29,117,2482Lionsgate
5Million Dollar Baby$2,286,635151%2,350225$973$70,761,31712Warner Bros.
6Constantine$1,738,91695%2,758-248$630$56,266,0533Warner Bros.
7Cursed$1,274,719216%2,8050$454$12,691,5112Miramax / Dimension
8Man of the House (2005)$1,098,130186%2,4220$453$11,572,9582Sony / Columbia
9The Jacket$915,554--1,331--$688$915,5541Warner Independent
10Because of Winn-Dixie$844,237123%2,506-682$337$24,422,4273Fox