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 Sun, Jan. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$8,795,52923%3,62751$2,425$167,505,6033Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$8,237,8106%3,8530$2,138$217,679,6154Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$6,042,08539%3,0560$1,977$60,106,4162Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$4,354,686-3%3,21136$1,356$50,313,4192Fox
5Rumor Has It$3,170,7716%2,8150$1,126$24,443,7902Warner Bros.
6Memoirs of a Geisha$2,840,71734%1,5470$1,836$28,165,5482Sony / Columbia
7The Family Stone$2,764,6727%2,464-5$1,122$44,169,1913Fox
8The Ringer$2,516,038105%1,85324$1,358$19,780,1572Fox Searchlight
9Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,851,1975%2,316-205$799$275,138,5527Warner Bros.
10Wolf Creek$1,595,487118%1,76112$906$12,156,0552Weinstein / Dimension