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, Mar. 31 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 31 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beauty Shop$1,772,242-15%2,659--$667$3,845,8240MGM
2Robots$1,674,36619%3,431-345$488$94,595,1993Fox
3Guess Who$1,656,87710%3,147--$526$28,323,8841Sony / Columbia
4Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$1,311,4678%3,23350$406$22,993,4421Warner Bros.
5The Pacifier$1,019,35716%3,102-79$329$90,312,2404Disney
6The Ring Two$905,1281%3,3419$271$62,357,9732DreamWorks
7Ice Princess$597,00313%2,5010$239$16,001,8912Disney
8Hitch$462,82118%2,233-470$207$168,359,5207Sony / Columbia
9Hostage$418,8609%1,977-206$212$27,961,1533Miramax
10Million Dollar Baby$250,6417%1,710-500$147$95,208,79715Warner Bros.