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 Sun, May. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$12,583,206-36%3,575--$3,520$51,747,4341Universal
2Mean Girls$3,202,037-45%2,972133$1,077$42,074,6702Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$2,515,220-27%2,846-140$884$56,353,7223Fox
413 Going on 30$1,850,644-19%3,158-295$586$42,876,8953Sony / Columbia
5New York Minute$1,371,254-43%3,006--$456$5,960,7511Warner Bros.
6Laws of Attraction$1,097,514-28%2,4490$448$12,098,4442New Line
7Kill Bill Vol. 2$825,515-36%1,952-722$423$57,807,1424Miramax
8Godsend$757,076-33%2,3230$326$11,371,9272Lionsgate
9Home on the Range$644,12057%1,356-654$475$47,257,3516Disney
10Envy$642,918-37%2,4450$263$9,971,0422DreamWorks