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. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$1,415,546-1%2,9802978$475$29,285,2661Fox
213 Going on 30$921,115-2%3,438--$268$25,182,3881Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$804,814-6%3,073102$262$46,804,5532Miramax
4The Punisher$450,179-7%2,6490$170$26,249,3202Lionsgate
5Hellboy$202,680-1%2,218-679$91$55,662,2004Sony / Columbia
6The Passion of the Christ$201,422-2%2,269-579$89$365,280,1909Newmarket
7Home on the Range$188,6517%2,481-254$76$43,288,3634Disney
8The Alamo (2004)$176,22015%2,039-570$86$20,373,8993Disney
9Walking Tall$168,1701%2,201-243$76$41,241,0154MGM
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$134,793-3%2,420-390$56$77,389,7155Warner Bros.