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. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Supremacy$4,415,399-15%3,165--$1,395$74,662,9341Universal
2I, Robot$2,082,506-11%3,49474$596$104,684,0902Fox
3Spider-Man 2$1,614,954-12%3,753-305$430$335,823,4044Sony / Columbia
4Catwoman$1,404,748-11%3,117--$451$23,331,4971Warner Bros.
5A Cinderella Story$1,228,133-19%2,6250$468$35,455,5362Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$834,186-16%2,936-168$284$75,034,4913DreamWorks
7The Notebook (2004)$772,960-7%2,003-86$386$65,585,4145New Line
8Fahrenheit 9/11$710,563-16%1,855-149$383$106,359,6755Lionsgate
9King Arthur (2004)$426,885-14%2,104-982$203$47,092,5683Disney
10Shrek 2$369,472-25%1,559-298$237$431,181,82210DreamWorks