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 Tue, Apr. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amityville Horror (2005)$1,540,473-13%3,323--$464$26,821,2651MGM
2Sahara (2005)$870,773-1%3,1540$276$38,171,7782Paramount
3Sin City$569,129-1%3,002-228$190$62,450,9753Miramax / Dimension
4Fever Pitch (2005)$534,263-7%3,2758$163$24,769,5722Fox
5Guess Who$318,8101%2,999-65$106$58,183,5944Sony / Columbia
6Robots$235,045-6%2,476-237$95$116,247,4936Fox
7Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$228,58511%2,625-386$87$42,113,3424Warner Bros.
8Beauty Shop$210,483-4%2,260-399$93$31,648,9753MGM
9The Pacifier$166,4800%2,068-307$81$104,054,1137Disney
10The Upside of Anger$157,63813%1,16615$135$15,365,6066New Line