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 Mon, May. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$3,950,345-69%3,575--$1,105$55,697,7791Universal
2Mean Girls$832,721-74%2,972133$280$42,907,3912Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$726,868-71%2,846-140$255$57,080,5903Fox
413 Going on 30$378,970-80%3,158-295$120$43,255,8653Sony / Columbia
5Kill Bill Vol. 2$366,902-56%1,952-722$188$58,174,0444Miramax
6Laws of Attraction$278,500-75%2,4490$114$12,376,9442New Line
7New York Minute$271,393-80%3,006--$90$6,232,1441Warner Bros.
8Godsend$259,100-66%2,3230$112$11,631,0272Lionsgate
9Envy$227,754-65%2,4450$93$10,198,7962DreamWorks
10The Punisher$130,711-58%1,435-832$91$32,224,6874Lionsgate