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, Jul. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four$5,085,176-7%3,602--$1,412$72,804,9751Fox
2War of the Worlds$2,984,510-3%3,9102$763$174,317,6412Paramount
3Batman Begins$1,313,3740%3,344-421$393$175,842,1014Warner Bros.
4Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,114,9370%2,781-204$401$161,953,2795Fox
5Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,109,3419%3,002-519$370$51,287,4243Disney
6Dark Water$1,062,812-4%2,657--$400$13,307,7151Disney
7Bewitched$901,3850%3,014-174$299$53,604,0173Sony / Columbia
8Madagascar$675,9786%2,162-364$313$181,121,6147DreamWorks
9Rebound$449,7445%2,4640$183$12,798,1622Fox
10Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$358,9122%1,355-404$265$371,860,9778Fox