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, Apr. 22 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 22 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Interpreter$7,294,579--2,758--$2,645$7,294,5791Universal
2The Amityville Horror (2005)$4,461,842216%3,3230$1,343$34,071,7272MGM
3A Lot Like Love$2,870,342--2,502--$1,147$2,870,3421Disney
4Sahara (2005)$2,469,531177%3,20046$772$42,390,4283Paramount
5Kung Fu Hustle$2,309,169--2,5032496$923$2,828,3173Sony Pictures Classics
6Fever Pitch (2005)$1,748,650169%2,875-400$608$27,750,3493Fox
7Sin City$1,064,55093%2,343-659$454$64,609,4134Miramax / Dimension
8Guess Who$1,052,853190%2,484-515$424$59,929,6755Sony / Columbia
9Robots$714,394115%2,072-404$345$117,582,9597Fox
10King's Ransom$622,162--1,508--$413$622,1621New Line