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, May. 5 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 5 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$1,066,051-6%3,133--$340$25,990,7251Disney
2The Interpreter$815,858-5%2,7646$295$46,582,6852Universal
3XXX: State of the Union$597,723-2%3,480--$172$15,383,5131Sony / Columbia
4The Amityville Horror (2005)$490,149-5%3,058-265$160$56,961,2813MGM
5Sahara (2005)$334,5240%3,112-88$107$58,239,6254Paramount
6A Lot Like Love$274,524-9%2,5020$110$15,755,2912Disney
7Kung Fu Hustle$208,503-2%2,440-63$85$13,320,3354Sony Pictures Classics
8Fever Pitch (2005)$176,152-2%2,192-683$80$37,021,9274Fox
9Sin City$169,351-10%1,665-678$102$71,368,3005Miramax / Dimension
10Guess Who$130,1873%1,863-621$70$65,947,3046Sony / Columbia