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, Jul. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$12,012,069-57%4,152--$2,893$192,084,4571Sony / Columbia
2Fahrenheit 9/11$2,885,806-50%1,725857$1,673$64,015,9902Lionsgate
3The Notebook (2004)$1,686,526-42%2,32320$726$33,365,8392New Line
4DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,628,677-50%2,953-67$552$89,240,2793Fox
5White Chicks$1,482,470-48%2,80074$529$48,147,1952Sony / Columbia
6Shrek 2$1,115,507-56%2,609-328$428$411,809,2377DreamWorks
7The Terminal$1,101,673-62%2,782-132$396$58,308,9833DreamWorks
8Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,085,671-58%2,725-679$398$226,810,6135Warner Bros.
9Garfield$608,399-51%2,458-422$248$64,846,6004Fox
10Two Brothers$534,984-55%2,1816$245$13,409,3932Universal