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 Mon, Dec. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$5,638,726-64%3,568--$1,580$71,819,8991Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,654,698-53%3,68064$1,265$117,823,6702Disney
3The Family Stone$1,719,021-52%2,466--$697$14,239,2121Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$884,354-54%3,185-543$278$253,486,6355Warner Bros.
5Syriana$757,237-54%1,77523$427$23,222,0832Warner Bros.
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$531,495-47%2,723-487$195$45,735,0354Paramount
7Walk the Line$525,303-51%2,664-370$197$83,131,9455Fox
8Just Friends$355,968-37%1,882-582$189$29,942,6504New Line
9Aeon Flux$272,137-49%2,058-550$132$23,485,7603Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$262,024-43%1,141-194$230$29,430,4846Focus