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, Jul. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$17,916,45929%4,16614$4,301$243,030,2002Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$9,600,799-11%3,091--$3,106$20,359,7421DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$5,747,65016%3,086--$1,862$19,134,4601Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$4,257,29528%2,011286$2,117$76,683,9973Lionsgate
5White Chicks$2,489,08427%2,201-599$1,131$55,126,8423Sony / Columbia
6The Notebook (2004)$2,474,65317%2,288-35$1,082$41,147,9453New Line
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$2,211,38617%2,444-509$905$96,256,1524Fox
8The Terminal$2,076,12938%2,313-469$898$63,866,5044DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$1,752,78628%2,142-467$818$417,200,3378DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,578,27536%2,002-723$788$231,484,5156Warner Bros.