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. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,457,768-5%3,472546$708$48,164,1861Disney
2Alien Vs. Predator$2,404,207-11%3,395--$708$50,552,6931Fox
3Collateral$1,657,580-2%3,20517$517$59,565,0472DreamWorks
4The Bourne Supremacy$1,041,0973%2,976-227$350$143,921,1404Universal
5The Village$808,706-2%3,142-591$257$103,325,5253Disney
6The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$629,868-1%2,612-255$241$50,527,4693Paramount
7Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$582,655-5%2,411--$242$12,271,6531Warner Bros.
8Little Black Book$526,372-5%2,4450$215$16,912,9802Sony / Columbia
9I, Robot$477,7761%2,178-628$219$135,882,9835Fox
10Spider-Man 2$436,1583%1,907-657$229$362,746,2067Sony / Columbia