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. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$1,734,560-9%2,980--$582$26,442,9561Fox
213 Going on 30$1,142,4862%3,438--$332$23,318,2551Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,095,6191%3,073102$357$45,143,7692Miramax
4The Punisher$570,180-1%2,6490$215$25,317,5002Lionsgate
5The Passion of the Christ$228,8300%2,269-579$101$364,873,3159Newmarket
6Hellboy$228,1011%2,218-679$103$55,255,5944Sony / Columbia
7Walking Tall$189,8993%2,201-243$86$40,905,8384MGM
8Home on the Range$186,9121%2,481-254$75$42,923,8084Disney
9The Alamo (2004)$160,0311%2,039-570$78$20,044,6183Disney
10Connie and Carla$157,07011%1,0162$155$6,243,9632Universal