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. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$12,015,45236%3,5768$3,360$120,597,3852Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$11,914,83968%3,853173$3,092$165,136,9223Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$7,146,6979%3,056--$2,339$29,106,1161Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$6,031,25275%3,175--$1,900$20,622,8601Fox
5Rumor Has It$4,042,96916%2,815--$1,436$7,516,8701Warner Bros.
6The Family Stone$3,446,98125%2,4693$1,396$29,209,4942Fox
7Memoirs of a Geisha$3,413,58330%1,5471495$2,207$13,255,1421Sony / Columbia
8The Ringer$2,543,75720%1,829--$1,391$7,702,4191Fox Searchlight
9Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,508,38592%2,521-664$995$263,144,2156Warner Bros.
10Wolf Creek$2,102,984-25%1,749--$1,202$4,908,0041Weinstein / Dimension