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 Wed, Nov. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$14,130,78257%3,858--$3,663$133,874,6341Warner Bros.
2Rent$4,751,667--2,433--$1,953$4,751,6670Sony / Columbia
3Walk the Line$3,210,97326%3,116--$1,030$30,333,2061Fox
4Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$3,181,052--3,206--$992$3,181,0520Paramount
5Chicken Little$2,339,39374%3,475-183$673$103,841,5723Disney
6Just Friends$1,904,587--2,505--$760$1,904,5870New Line
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$1,143,065288%1,182967$967$7,672,4452Focus
8In the Mix$808,409--1,608--$503$808,4090Lionsgate
9Derailed$707,5495%2,061-382$343$23,754,9872The Weinstein Company
10Zathura$585,94223%2,620-603$224$21,741,4692Sony / Columbia