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, Jun. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1White Chicks$5,374,515-28%2,726--$1,972$27,180,9951Sony / Columbia
2DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,210,740-26%3,020326$1,725$67,458,5252Fox
3The Notebook (2004)$3,605,706-22%2,303--$1,566$13,466,9811New Line
4The Terminal$3,549,062-35%2,914103$1,218$41,038,3812DreamWorks
5Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$3,370,445-25%3,404-401$990$211,542,1574Warner Bros.
6Shrek 2$2,957,838-28%2,937-369$1,007$396,787,1646DreamWorks
7Garfield$2,047,771-33%2,880-270$711$56,299,2743Fox
8Two Brothers$1,663,438-29%2,175--$765$6,143,1891Universal
9The Chronicles of Riddick$1,392,728-22%2,443-314$570$51,152,9853Universal
10The Day After Tomorrow$1,337,459-33%2,212-455$605$175,628,0855Fox