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, Jun. 22 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 22 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$5,518,8582%3,858140$1,430$90,449,8251Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$3,068,9582%3,45127$889$106,009,1692Fox
3Herbie: Fully Loaded$2,702,454--3,301--$819$2,702,4540Disney
4Madagascar$1,547,4354%3,533-396$438$151,315,1574DreamWorks
5The Longest Yard (2005)$1,102,6183%3,312-342$333$135,447,4324Paramount
6Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,043,821-3%2,923-399$357$351,387,4835Fox
7The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$763,373-4%2,6550$288$26,364,2152Miramax / Dimension
8The Perfect Man$730,122-9%2,087--$350$7,628,1211Universal
9Cinderella Man$630,4411%2,216-604$284$45,789,2503Universal
10The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$568,485-7%1,921-412$296$31,932,2313Warner Bros.