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 Sat, May. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek 2$44,797,45758%4,163--$10,761$94,083,4441DreamWorks
2Troy$10,098,49441%3,4110$2,961$79,282,5002Warner Bros.
3Van Helsing$4,545,16554%3,418-162$1,330$97,467,3033Universal
4Mean Girls$3,007,56044%3,05439$985$62,897,7664Paramount
5Man on Fire (2004)$1,626,53169%2,104-546$773$68,373,1505Fox
6Breakin' All the Rules$1,286,78957%1,3180$976$8,315,4282Sony / Screen Gems
713 Going on 30$1,094,28750%2,028-628$540$51,389,9945Sony / Columbia
8New York Minute$549,99760%2,360-646$233$12,214,2843Warner Bros.
9Laws of Attraction$424,30355%1,010-993$420$16,637,2884New Line