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, Aug. 17 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 17 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$2,128,574-15%2,533--$840$28,582,5901Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$1,524,840-14%2,771--$550$21,281,6381Universal
3Wedding Crashers$1,383,081-11%3,13125$442$168,314,1505New Line
4The Dukes of Hazzard$1,311,567-13%3,7850$347$61,864,9932Warner Bros.
5Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,007,540-12%3,304-398$305$187,232,5645Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$1,003,809-11%2,063196$487$40,861,5678Warner Independent
7Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$912,910-12%3,127--$292$12,703,2101Sony / Columbia
8Sky High$765,780-15%2,807-105$273$46,061,9573Disney
9Must Love Dogs$526,956-10%2,420-85$218$36,270,9473Warner Bros.
10Supercross$427,281--1,580--$270$427,2810Fox