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, Oct. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In Her Shoes$869,6664%2,808--$310$13,001,9281Fox
2Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$725,4952%3,6453643$199$20,200,7071DreamWorks
3Two for the Money$682,784-5%2,391--$286$11,215,8261Universal
4Flightplan$663,7244%3,323-101$200$63,537,8253Disney
5Waiting...$600,899-5%1,652--$364$8,106,8381Lionsgate
6A History of Violence$438,974-2%1,3400$328$18,042,0893New Line
7Serenity$362,499-3%2,1891$166$19,457,5542Universal
8Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$333,0905%3,004-200$111$43,689,4913Warner Bros.
9Into the Blue$333,0315%2,7890$119$15,129,2902Sony / Columbia
10The Greatest Game Ever Played$245,9575%1,810796$136$9,799,0442Disney