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. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring Two$14,805,532--3,332--$4,443$14,805,5321DreamWorks
2Robots$5,315,849153%3,7760$1,408$50,359,0532Fox
3The Pacifier$3,550,028161%3,18115$1,116$63,288,7103Disney
4Ice Princess$2,103,646--2,501--$841$2,103,6461Disney
5Hitch$1,982,733170%2,703-272$734$154,829,4666Sony / Columbia
6Be Cool$1,738,114156%2,660-556$653$43,141,0613MGM
7Hostage$1,725,251146%2,18360$790$15,241,7522Miramax
8Million Dollar Baby$1,095,478142%2,210-165$496$87,028,59214Warner Bros.
9Diary of a Mad Black Woman$702,886133%1,279-326$550$45,969,2214Lionsgate
10Constantine$658,54891%1,670-500$394$68,718,1675Warner Bros.