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, Aug. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$7,055,238--2,845--$2,480$7,055,2381Universal
2Red Eye$6,025,514--3,079--$1,957$6,025,5141DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$3,667,26579%2,649116$1,384$34,297,8572Paramount
4The Skeleton Key$2,454,13770%2,7743$885$25,176,7952Universal
5Wedding Crashers$2,404,88379%2,920-211$824$172,060,7256New Line
6The Dukes of Hazzard$1,932,25457%3,404-381$568$65,026,4533Warner Bros.
7Valiant$1,864,679--2,014--$926$1,864,6791Disney
8March of the Penguins$1,783,59163%2,10239$849$43,738,4899Warner Independent
9Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,307,69135%2,575-729$508$189,512,3416Warner Bros.
10Sky High$1,197,73656%2,145-662$558$48,027,1904Disney