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 Fri, Jun. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$17,474,785--3,424--$5,104$17,474,7851Fox
2Madagascar$4,868,11170%3,929-213$1,239$116,100,9353DreamWorks
3The Longest Yard (2005)$4,538,353117%3,65420$1,242$109,144,0633Paramount
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,005,45875%3,322-328$1,206$321,260,4954Fox
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$3,919,227--2,655--$1,476$3,919,2271Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$2,862,58885%2,8208$1,015$27,776,1872Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,948,30569%2,5830$754$19,969,2122Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$1,923,761--1,912--$1,006$1,923,7611Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$812,41517%1,949-1076$417$74,676,5275New Line
10High Tension$689,613--1,323--$521$689,6131Lions Gate