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 Thu, Dec. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,844,378-5%3,8580$478$209,390,1212Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$1,113,376-3%3,13822$355$58,767,0632Fox
3Just Friends$557,5765%2,5050$223$15,515,4901New Line
4Rent$525,8463%2,4330$216$19,302,7181Sony / Columbia
5Pride & Prejudice (2005)$505,3672%1,299117$389$18,018,7593Focus
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$422,6181%3,2060$132$26,164,3321Paramount
7Chicken Little$312,5336%3,4750$90$119,711,9794Disney
8Derailed$266,491-1%2,061-386$129$30,410,7273The Weinstein Company
9The Ice Harvest$224,134-4%1,550119$145$6,027,6401Focus
10Jarhead$161,5860%1,612-74$100$60,008,7964Universal