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 Sun, May. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$5,227,020-28%3,216--$1,625$19,635,9481Fox
2The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$2,789,387-32%3,1330$890$35,782,6002Disney
3House of Wax$2,693,292-41%3,111--$866$12,077,2751Warner Bros.
4Crash (2005)$2,658,656-27%1,864--$1,426$9,107,6761Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$2,223,273-34%2,81450$790$54,406,2833Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$1,473,474-37%3,4800$423$20,904,6512Sony / Columbia
7Sahara (2005)$1,128,770-18%2,516-596$449$61,667,8825Paramount
8The Amityville Horror (2005)$850,167-39%2,478-580$343$60,308,2664MGM
9A Lot Like Love$824,471-34%2,153-349$383$18,911,2353Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$673,440-26%1,541-651$437$39,250,1085Fox