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. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,761,526-12%2,971--$593$31,008,0761Miramax
2The Punisher$972,173-8%2,649--$367$16,967,3731Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$361,435-1%2,848-392$127$361,847,4768Newmarket
4Hellboy$338,473-5%2,897-146$117$51,350,8593Sony / Columbia
5The Alamo (2004)$335,4675%2,6090$129$17,372,2262Disney
6Walking Tall$316,588-1%2,444-392$130$37,562,0673MGM
7Home on the Range$316,14612%2,735-323$116$38,653,6263Disney
8Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$287,44016%2,810-320$102$73,083,6524Warner Bros.
9Connie and Carla$273,056-4%1,014--$269$4,065,2991Universal
10The Whole Ten Yards$269,4010%2,6540$102$13,263,3002Warner Bros.