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, Dec. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$8,756,040-5%3,853173$2,273$183,117,2783Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,116,250-10%3,5768$1,990$135,632,8502Universal
3Cheaper by the Dozen 2$5,074,5572%3,17575$1,598$30,648,5281Fox
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,708,136-7%3,0560$1,541$38,867,8731Sony / Columbia
5Rumor Has It$2,505,841-2%2,815--$890$12,586,3471Warner Bros.
6Memoirs of a Geisha$2,369,194-3%1,5471495$1,531$18,061,1871Sony / Columbia
7The Family Stone$2,233,356-5%2,4690$905$33,801,4992Fox
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,062,537-6%2,424-326$851$267,412,2896Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,917,725-7%1,829--$1,049$11,683,2441Fox Searchlight
10Wolf Creek$1,090,530-17%1,749--$624$7,315,3861Weinstein / Dimension