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, Jan. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hostel$1,245,901-13%2,195--$568$23,989,0761Lionsgate
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$832,854-5%3,514-339$237$250,358,4885Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$676,032-6%3,182126$212$83,186,3243Sony / Columbia
4King Kong (2005)$660,472-10%3,482-145$190$194,821,3194Universal
5Munich$624,172-4%1,485953$420$27,286,4363Universal
6Memoirs of a Geisha$594,515-3%1,58942$374$41,603,8403Sony / Columbia
7Rumor Has It$440,3490%2,766-49$159$36,477,9873Warner Bros.
8The Family Stone$351,450-2%2,085-379$169$54,204,9004Fox
9Casanova$326,808-1%1,004967$326$5,947,9573Disney
10Cheaper by the Dozen 2$313,194-9%3,108-103$101$67,540,9593Fox