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. 30 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 30 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,947,099-9%3,8580$505$207,545,7432Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$1,147,380-11%3,13822$366$57,653,6872Fox
3Just Friends$529,049-10%2,5050$211$14,957,9141New Line
4Rent$508,607-6%2,4330$209$18,776,8721Sony / Columbia
5Pride & Prejudice (2005)$495,784-2%1,299117$382$17,513,3923Focus
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$416,391-9%3,2060$130$25,741,7141Paramount
7Chicken Little$295,420-7%3,4750$85$119,399,4464Disney
8Derailed$269,157-12%2,0610$131$30,144,2363The Weinstein Company
9The Ice Harvest$234,377-11%1,550119$151$5,803,5061Focus
10Jarhead$161,167-9%1,612-74$100$59,847,2104Universal