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, Nov. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw II$2,621,926-42%2,949--$889$38,872,2981Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$981,339-20%3,520--$279$18,534,0661Sony / Columbia
3Prime$511,59714%1,827--$280$7,178,9721Universal
4The Weather Man$385,7141%1,510--$255$5,017,0011Paramount
5Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$382,604-23%2,491484$154$18,255,5752DreamWorks
6Doom$365,801-4%3,042-2$120$23,783,0382Universal
7North Country$356,9542%2,5550$140$12,817,3292Warner Bros.
8Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$225,111-33%2,935-537$77$50,256,7634DreamWorks
9Elizabethtown$209,32415%2,137-380$98$23,091,4223Paramount
10Flightplan$197,553-17%1,766-747$112$81,711,3536Disney