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, Apr. 11 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 11 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sahara (2005)$1,432,986-67%3,154--$454$19,501,5901Paramount
2Sin City$1,051,535-71%3,2300$326$51,818,4642Miramax / Dimension
3Fever Pitch (2005)$721,112-71%3,267--$221$13,121,6561Fox
4Guess Who$422,081-73%3,064-83$138$51,443,4063Sony / Columbia
5Beauty Shop$366,620-77%2,6590$138$26,491,5752MGM
6Robots$291,745-77%2,713-313$108$111,333,2435Fox
7Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$282,969-71%3,011-222$94$37,816,4053Warner Bros.
8The Ring Two$189,581-70%2,407-772$79$72,470,5964DreamWorks
9The Pacifier$185,382-75%2,375-476$78$100,744,9196Disney
10The Upside of Anger$179,833-66%1,15140$156$12,382,3745New Line