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, Jun. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$13,541,94419%3,8550$3,513$147,947,8592Warner Bros.
2Shrek 2$9,030,64021%3,843-288$2,350$346,514,8014DreamWorks
3The Chronicles of Riddick$8,436,984-15%2,757--$3,060$18,334,6041Universal
4Garfield$8,135,7105%3,094--$2,630$15,874,0521Fox
5The Stepford Wives$8,112,8843%3,057--$2,654$15,986,0771Paramount
6The Day After Tomorrow$5,997,35128%3,210-234$1,868$149,273,5593Fox
7Raising Helen$1,530,47823%2,103-618$728$30,354,2263Disney
8Troy$1,423,31437%2,003-747$711$124,657,0495Warner Bros.
9Van Helsing$501,66631%1,034-1025$485$116,677,1656Universal