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, Aug. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$5,705,329-33%2,926--$1,950$14,183,1750Disney
2Collateral$2,609,322-9%3,188--$818$36,386,3781DreamWorks
3The Village$1,509,843-9%3,7333$404$92,704,5802Disney
4The Bourne Supremacy$1,505,835-4%3,20323$470$131,094,6203Universal
5The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$964,430-3%2,8670$336$41,977,6712Paramount
6Little Black Book$768,592-9%2,445--$314$10,862,3891Sony / Columbia
7I, Robot$753,079-4%2,806-398$268$130,101,3864Fox
8Spider-Man 2$711,401-4%2,564-437$277$357,456,9566Sony / Columbia
9Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$454,645-11%2,16328$210$14,424,3532New Line
10The Notebook (2004)$318,920-4%1,255-251$254$73,563,1107New Line