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, Jan. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$8,025,596-3%3,8530$2,083$225,705,2114Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,054,712-20%3,62751$1,945$174,560,3153Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,502,152-25%3,0560$1,473$64,608,5682Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$4,371,7910%3,21136$1,362$54,685,2102Fox
5Memoirs of a Geisha$2,469,788-13%1,5470$1,597$30,635,3362Sony / Columbia
6Rumor Has It$2,425,974-23%2,8150$862$26,869,7642Warner Bros.
7The Family Stone$2,164,774-22%2,464-5$879$46,333,9653Fox
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,950,0995%2,316-205$842$277,088,6517Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,870,142-26%1,85324$1,009$21,650,2992Fox Searchlight
10Syriana$1,188,854-25%1,7250$689$38,917,3754Warner Bros.