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, Jun. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar$2,674,7855%4,14211$646$105,599,4782DreamWorks
2Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$2,345,582-3%3,650-13$643$312,657,3103Fox
3The Longest Yard (2005)$2,281,1920%3,6340$628$100,341,5612Paramount
4Cinderella Man$1,729,1912%2,812--$615$21,737,8821Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,117,4647%2,583--$433$15,740,1261Warner Bros.
6Monster-in-Law$700,7757%3,025-205$232$72,473,8094New Line
7Lords of Dogtown$491,686-11%1,865--$264$6,665,2371Sony / Columbia
8Crash (2005)$388,45012%1,319-361$295$41,668,8845Lionsgate
9Kicking & Screaming$264,78516%1,827-1139$145$48,214,0474Universal