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 Sat, Oct. 22 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 22 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$5,933,9191%3,044--$1,949$11,791,6371Universal
2Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$3,897,97180%3,472-184$1,123$41,401,1143DreamWorks
3Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$3,883,38642%2,007--$1,935$6,626,4361DreamWorks
4The Fog (2005)$3,029,96940%2,9720$1,020$19,438,6512Sony / Columbia
5North Country$2,772,64838%2,555--$1,085$4,785,3031Warner Bros.
6Elizabethtown$2,444,96527%2,5170$971$17,605,7722Paramount
7Flightplan$2,218,85356%2,513-598$883$76,206,9055Disney
8In Her Shoes$1,711,18544%2,237-603$765$25,195,0083Fox
9A History of Violence$1,188,12941%1,308-40$908$25,397,1605New Line
10Two for the Money$1,050,17238%1,693-704$620$20,098,0573Universal