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, Nov. 5 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 5 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$17,355,76664%3,654--$4,750$27,927,1581Disney
2Jarhead$10,439,013-1%2,411--$4,330$20,987,8491Universal
3Saw II$7,151,78025%2,9490$2,425$56,156,2542Lionsgate
4The Legend of Zorro$4,408,34051%3,5200$1,252$27,620,4632Sony / Columbia
5Prime$2,305,90336%1,83710$1,255$12,187,8772Universal
6Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,163,14660%2,617126$827$22,537,6253DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$1,285,55942%1,5100$851$7,957,3552Paramount
8Flightplan$1,100,13556%1,445-321$761$83,926,2437Disney
9The Fog (2005)$1,011,07365%1,669-918$606$27,656,0614Sony / Columbia
10North Country$979,44155%2,211-344$443$15,109,6923Warner Bros.