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 Tue, Jan. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Glory Road$693,464-79%2,222--$312$17,621,0481Disney
2Hostel$677,860-53%2,337142$290$37,252,3852Lionsgate
3Last Holiday$617,219-77%2,514--$246$16,126,4641Paramount
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$567,074-79%3,224-290$176$264,588,8506Disney
5Hoodwinked$507,309-89%2,394--$212$17,386,4711The Weinstein Company
6Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$468,521-71%3,23957$145$94,713,6444Sony / Columbia
7King Kong (2005)$393,462-74%2,814-668$140$204,921,3165Universal
8Memoirs of a Geisha$389,346-51%1,65465$235$47,705,2434Sony / Columbia
9Munich$381,803-56%1,49813$255$34,187,3524Universal
10Tristan and Isolde$357,314-65%1,845--$194$7,969,2121Fox