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. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$36,719,281-8%3,858--$9,518$76,838,1051Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$8,953,10718%2,961--$3,024$16,565,0011Fox
3Chicken Little$6,782,97391%3,514-144$1,930$94,722,4033Disney
4Derailed$2,845,80336%2,4474$1,163$20,252,0832The Weinstein Company
5Zathura$2,286,14058%3,2329$707$18,919,3642Sony / Columbia
6Jarhead$2,038,23335%2,413-35$845$53,074,3903Universal
7Get Rich or Die Tryin'$1,894,17044%1,66614$1,137$23,342,2302Paramount
8Saw II$1,718,05635%2,257-692$761$78,945,8504Lionsgate
9The Legend of Zorro$1,018,19344%2,150-903$474$42,211,6834Sony / Columbia
10Prime$711,23836%1,229-552$579$21,069,6064Universal