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, May. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$3,253,127-18%3,575--$910$58,950,9061Universal
2Mean Girls$813,870-2%2,972133$274$43,721,2612Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$680,184-6%2,846-140$239$57,760,7743Fox
413 Going on 30$394,6744%3,158-295$125$43,650,5393Sony / Columbia
5Kill Bill Vol. 2$370,8621%1,952-722$190$58,544,9064Miramax
6Laws of Attraction$313,65613%2,4490$128$12,690,6002New Line
7Godsend$255,677-1%2,3230$110$11,886,7042Lionsgate
8New York Minute$252,945-7%3,006--$84$6,485,0891Warner Bros.
9Envy$223,496-2%2,4450$91$10,422,2922DreamWorks
10The Punisher$135,7094%1,435-832$95$32,360,3964Lionsgate