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 Thu, Jul. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$23,812,468-41%4,152--$5,735$64,254,5160Sony / Columbia
2Fahrenheit 9/11$3,418,9822%1,1841182$2,888$39,100,2971Lionsgate
3The Notebook (2004)$1,812,6322%2,303--$787$21,316,0551New Line
4DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,715,696-5%3,020326$568$76,256,4042Fox
5White Chicks$1,669,142-4%2,726314$612$35,121,4021Sony / Columbia
6Shrek 2$1,323,4598%2,937-369$451$402,305,9526DreamWorks
7Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,301,8668%3,004-801$433$217,184,5804Warner Bros.
8The Terminal$1,282,84111%2,914103$440$46,457,3102DreamWorks
9Garfield$754,060-1%2,631-519$287$59,953,7013Fox
10Two Brothers$619,062-3%2,175--$285$8,992,0771Universal