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. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$50,013,041--3,661--$13,661$50,013,0410Fox
2Monster-in-Law$1,522,527-5%3,424--$445$29,827,2051New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$690,976-5%3,455--$200$23,476,6061Universal
4Crash (2005)$541,522-8%1,87612$289$22,103,4912Lionsgate
5Unleashed$466,822-20%1,957--$239$13,730,1551Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$406,216-34%2,870-346$142$37,680,0962Fox
7House of Wax$327,434-12%3,004-107$109$23,626,1982Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$251,642-26%2,005-809$126$62,493,3024Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$202,626-39%2,211-922$92$44,847,8003Disney
10Mindhunters$105,203-31%1,040--$101$2,558,5391Dimension Films