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. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$4,837,033-4%4,16614$1,161$277,508,7712Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,073,997-14%3,091--$994$43,107,4641DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,676,871-6%3,08683$543$30,950,0891Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,555,196-6%2,011286$773$86,826,4333Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,316,8041%2,288-35$576$48,238,7963New Line
6Shrek 2$801,516-4%2,142-467$374$421,786,8588DreamWorks
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$800,378-8%2,444-509$327$101,354,2244Fox
8White Chicks$757,4541%2,201-599$344$60,033,0873Sony / Columbia
9The Terminal$699,786-2%2,313-469$303$68,044,9174DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$675,703-4%2,002-723$338$235,593,8666Warner Bros.