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 Thu, Apr. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home on the Range$871,521-13%3,05811$285$32,272,8692Disney
2Hellboy$754,353-4%3,04315$248$44,655,3192Sony / Columbia
3Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$738,148-12%3,130-182$236$67,085,0943Warner Bros.
4The Passion of the Christ$689,474-12%3,240-168$213$356,712,8847Newmarket
5Johnson Family Vacation$603,735-4%1,31744$458$15,027,8711Fox Searchlight
6Walking Tall$593,168-11%2,8360$209$32,033,1582MGM
7The Alamo (2004)$575,460-12%2,609--$221$12,263,4331Disney
8Ella Enchanted$541,568-10%1,931--$280$9,339,8781Miramax
9The Prince and Me$481,694-7%2,71129$178$20,972,6562Paramount
10The Girl Next Door$416,314-9%2,148--$194$8,259,2441Fox