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. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brothers Grimm$5,195,367--3,087--$1,683$5,195,3671Miramax / Dimension
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$4,846,892106%2,86823$1,690$37,138,1582Universal
3Red Eye$3,308,343148%3,09112$1,070$25,583,8702DreamWorks
4Four Brothers$2,193,754126%2,6490$828$49,700,5923Paramount
5The Cave$2,032,596--2,195--$926$2,032,5961Sony / Screen Gems
6Wedding Crashers$1,729,70995%2,737-183$632$183,218,3097New Line
7The Skeleton Key$1,405,275102%2,78410$505$34,919,1563Universal
8March of the Penguins$1,248,043106%2,394292$521$52,398,54910Warner Independent
9The Dukes of Hazzard$920,81490%2,891-513$319$72,269,9274Warner Bros.
10Valiant$911,72486%2,0162$452$9,109,6052Disney