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, Nov. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$12,122,181-30%3,654--$3,318$40,049,3391Disney
2Jarhead$6,738,390-35%2,411--$2,795$27,726,2391Universal
3Saw II$3,964,656-45%2,9490$1,344$60,120,9102Lionsgate
4The Legend of Zorro$2,692,728-39%3,5200$765$30,313,1912Sony / Columbia
5Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$1,281,990-41%2,617126$490$23,819,6153DreamWorks
6Prime$1,148,253-50%1,83710$625$13,336,1302Universal
7The Weather Man$682,050-47%1,5100$452$8,639,4052Paramount
8Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$654,974-31%2,278-657$288$52,826,2145DreamWorks
9Doom$556,087-36%1,983-1059$280$26,412,7763Universal
10North Country$540,850-45%2,211-344$245$15,650,5423Warner Bros.