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. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,145,072-12%3,8580$556$205,598,6442Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$1,291,0667%3,138177$411$56,506,3072Fox
3Just Friends$590,8140%2,505--$236$14,428,8651New Line
4Rent$542,979-7%2,433--$223$18,268,2651Sony / Columbia
5Pride & Prejudice (2005)$505,9227%1,2991078$389$17,017,6083Focus
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$457,847-16%3,206--$143$25,325,3231Paramount
7Chicken Little$319,300-17%3,475-39$92$119,104,0264Disney
8Derailed$304,80116%2,061-386$148$29,875,0793The Weinstein Company
9The Ice Harvest$264,7964%1,550--$171$5,569,1291Focus
10Jarhead$177,0294%1,612-801$110$59,686,0434Universal