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. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,121,9420%3,8580$291$233,807,3213Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$718,0060%3,16022$227$71,252,7093Fox
3Aeon Flux$643,025-5%2,608--$247$15,655,8801Paramount
4Pride & Prejudice (2005)$384,4794%1,32728$290$23,908,6834Focus
5Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$368,38114%3,2104$115$35,766,5442Paramount
6Just Friends$360,6270%2,5050$144$22,574,7662New Line
7Rent$283,024-4%2,4374$116$24,913,2702Sony / Columbia
8Chicken Little$239,04815%3,021-454$79$124,973,0895Disney
9Derailed$185,557-2%1,702-359$109$33,452,0064The Weinstein Company
10The Ice Harvest$152,533-3%1,5555$98$8,320,8802Focus