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 Fri, Jul. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$18,072,920--3,420--$5,284$18,072,9201Fox
2Spider-Man 2$7,125,40547%4,058-108$1,756$284,634,1763Sony / Columbia
3A Cinderella Story$5,515,446--2,625--$2,101$5,515,4461Warner Bros.
4Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$4,465,81445%3,10413$1,439$47,573,2782DreamWorks
5King Arthur (2004)$2,124,85527%3,0860$689$33,074,9442Disney
6Fahrenheit 9/11$2,039,02831%2,004-7$1,017$88,865,4614Lionsgate
7The Notebook (2004)$1,730,76431%2,089-199$829$49,969,5604New Line
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,196,43049%1,945-499$615$102,550,6545Fox
9White Chicks$1,051,46239%1,730-471$608$61,084,5494Sony / Columbia
10The Terminal$923,89032%1,804-509$512$68,968,8075DreamWorks