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 Wed, May. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monster-in-Law$1,609,444-11%3,424--$470$28,304,6781New Line
2Kicking & Screaming$725,050-18%3,455--$210$22,785,6301Universal
3Kingdom of Heaven$611,462-19%3,2193$190$37,273,8802Fox
4Crash (2005)$585,890-13%1,87612$312$21,561,9692Lionsgate
5Unleashed$582,794-27%1,957--$298$13,263,3331Rogue
6House of Wax$372,496-19%3,1110$120$23,298,7642Warner Bros.
7The Interpreter$339,811-9%2,602-212$131$62,241,6604Universal
8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$332,836-14%2,770-363$120$44,645,1743Disney
9Mindhunters$153,412-18%1,040--$148$2,453,3361Dimension Films
10XXX: State of the Union$107,268-20%2,387-1093$45$24,718,9633Sony / Columbia