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, Aug. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wedding Crashers$2,741,772-4%3,030105$905$127,606,8573New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$2,488,0110%3,775-15$659$158,458,2463Warner Bros.
3Sky High$2,081,2823%2,905--$716$23,004,6221Disney
4Must Love Dogs$1,468,3420%2,505--$586$18,864,9541Warner Bros.
5Stealth$1,178,975-4%3,495--$337$18,659,0481Sony / Columbia
6Fantastic Four$835,6251%2,744-705$305$139,726,0354Fox
7Bad News Bears$826,528-3%3,1830$260$26,164,4472Paramount
8The Island (2005)$823,634-1%3,13816$262$27,826,2692DreamWorks
9War of the Worlds$642,2182%2,324-941$276$221,054,4365Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$373,3655%1,0152$368$16,169,8292Paramount Classics