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, Oct. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$3,697,197-38%3,044--$1,215$15,488,8341Universal
2Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,551,063-34%2,007--$1,271$9,177,4991DreamWorks
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,519,744-35%3,472-184$726$43,920,8583DreamWorks
4North Country$1,637,939-41%2,555--$641$6,423,2421Warner Bros.
5The Fog (2005)$1,476,108-51%2,9720$497$20,914,7592Sony / Columbia
6Elizabethtown$1,243,879-49%2,5170$494$18,849,6512Paramount
7Flightplan$1,087,526-51%2,513-598$433$77,294,4315Disney
8In Her Shoes$983,604-43%2,237-603$440$26,178,6123Fox
9A History of Violence$667,878-44%1,308-40$511$26,065,0385New Line
10Domino$657,640-29%2,2230$296$8,596,6372New Line