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 Fri, Jan. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$8,374,810--3,261--$2,568$8,374,8101Fox
2Nanny McPhee$3,571,671--1,995--$1,790$3,571,6711Universal
3Underworld: Evolution$3,281,130136%3,2070$1,023$36,484,6412Sony / Screen Gems
5Brokeback Mountain$1,796,951159%1,654458$1,086$46,301,3848Focus
6Hoodwinked$1,599,035297%3,02018$529$31,884,5393The Weinstein Company
7Glory Road$1,525,495212%2,3971$636$31,126,6943Disney
8Last Holiday$1,344,619179%2,442-72$551$29,172,6633Paramount
9The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$1,032,786156%2,170-587$476$274,397,0498Disney
10Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$1,008,008190%2,132-694$473$103,721,5376Sony / Columbia