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, Apr. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home on the Range$1,127,571-39%3,05811$369$30,400,6312Disney
2Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$968,273-41%3,130-182$309$65,504,7533Warner Bros.
3Hellboy$934,757-31%3,04315$307$43,113,8882Sony / Columbia
4The Passion of the Christ$931,904-28%3,240-168$288$355,239,3717Newmarket
5The Alamo (2004)$771,879-32%2,609--$296$11,031,7321Disney
6Walking Tall$771,001-26%2,8360$272$30,771,9962MGM
7Johnson Family Vacation$757,257-38%1,317--$575$13,793,6871Fox Searchlight
8Ella Enchanted$706,155-47%1,931--$366$8,198,4921Miramax
9The Prince and Me$603,181-37%2,71129$222$19,974,6672Paramount
10The Girl Next Door$590,471-26%2,148--$275$7,387,3801Fox