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, May. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$1,504,213-12%3,216--$468$22,843,3431Fox
2Crash (2005)$848,961-6%1,864--$455$10,858,9591Lionsgate
3House of Wax$833,250-13%3,111--$268$13,864,7261Warner Bros.
4The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$682,322-4%3,1330$218$37,177,3662Disney
5The Interpreter$548,2225%2,81450$195$55,475,5953Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$323,138-6%3,4800$93$21,570,6922Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$291,509-4%2,478-580$118$60,902,8224MGM
8Sahara (2005)$231,1088%2,516-596$92$62,112,3565Paramount
9A Lot Like Love$208,3400%2,153-349$97$19,328,7053Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$110,957-4%1,541-651$72$39,476,4325Fox