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 Sun, Aug. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$4,689,111-30%2,86823$1,635$48,566,5362Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$4,026,111-31%3,087--$1,304$15,092,8761Miramax / Dimension
3Red Eye$2,665,117-38%3,09112$862$32,563,9952DreamWorks
4Four Brothers$2,333,660-30%2,6490$881$55,371,4433Paramount
5The Cave$1,672,942-32%2,195--$762$6,148,0161Sony / Screen Gems
6Wedding Crashers$1,627,119-40%2,737-183$594$187,541,2137New Line
7March of the Penguins$1,509,438-24%2,394292$631$55,893,53710Warner Independent
8The Skeleton Key$1,183,055-39%2,78410$425$38,050,5673Universal
9Valiant$1,113,556-25%2,0162$552$11,703,9482Disney
10Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$866,797-23%2,005-570$432$197,580,6347Warner Bros.