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 Fri, Apr. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
113 Going on 30$7,382,105--3,438--$2,147$7,382,1051Sony / Columbia
2Man on Fire (2004)$7,331,52235194%2,980--$2,460$7,372,0791Fox
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$3,209,462108%3,073102$1,044$35,764,0802Miramax
4The Punisher$1,912,347109%2,6490$722$19,795,1492Lionsgate
5Hellboy$868,344156%2,218-679$391$52,558,2094Sony / Columbia
6Home on the Range$846,271158%2,481-254$341$39,827,3834Disney
7Walking Tall$807,931163%2,201-243$367$38,677,7754MGM
8Johnson Family Vacation$790,942229%1,259-67$628$22,736,2223Fox Searchlight
9Ella Enchanted$782,722189%2,149210$364$15,330,7843Miramax
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$754,655152%2,420-390$312$74,137,2255Warner Bros.