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, Apr. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home on the Range$1,000,717-11%3,05811$327$31,401,3482Disney
2Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$842,193-13%3,130-182$269$66,346,9463Warner Bros.
3Hellboy$787,078-16%3,04315$259$43,900,9662Sony / Columbia
4The Passion of the Christ$784,039-16%3,240-168$242$356,023,4107Newmarket
5Walking Tall$667,994-13%2,8360$236$31,439,9902MGM
6The Alamo (2004)$656,241-15%2,609--$252$11,687,9731Disney
7Johnson Family Vacation$630,449-17%1,31744$479$14,424,1361Fox Searchlight
8Ella Enchanted$599,818-15%1,931--$311$8,798,3101Miramax
9The Prince and Me$516,295-14%2,71129$190$20,490,9622Paramount
10The Whole Ten Yards$489,560-14%2,654--$184$8,493,2801Warner Bros.