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 Tue, Sep. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,680,056-11%3,424--$491$28,197,2631Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$912,241-11%3,2043199$285$21,590,9771Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$636,833-8%3,5091$181$31,145,3032DreamWorks
4The Exorcism of Emily Rose$485,109-10%3,04562$159$63,282,2053Sony / Screen Gems
5Lord of War$459,272-4%2,8140$163$18,322,1002Lionsgate
6The 40-Year-Old Virgin$335,729-4%2,581-425$130$97,628,1906Universal
7Roll Bounce$285,531-22%1,625--$176$8,221,8651Fox Searchlight
8The Constant Gardener$187,844-5%1,282-105$147$28,057,0794Focus
9Transporter 2$177,501-7%1,726-1079$103$40,273,3964Fox
10March of the Penguins$144,17012%1,405-471$103$73,114,83714Warner Independent