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, Mar. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$1,569,676-81%3,131--$501$32,122,0171Disney
2Be Cool$1,337,596-76%3,216--$416$24,788,2271MGM
3Hitch$734,488-73%3,438-133$214$138,739,5704Sony / Columbia
4Diary of a Mad Black Woman$638,604-76%1,703220$375$37,716,0432Lionsgate
5Million Dollar Baby$531,181-74%2,350225$226$77,141,11312Warner Bros.
6Constantine$514,236-70%2,758-248$186$61,168,3973Warner Bros.
7The Jacket$240,199-66%1,331--$180$2,964,0491Warner Independent
8Cursed$238,107-73%2,8050$85$15,523,0352Miramax / Dimension
9Because of Winn-Dixie$190,489-78%2,506-682$76$26,968,8963Fox
10Man of the House (2005)$185,928-77%2,4220$77$14,167,1132Sony / Columbia