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 Tue, Aug. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Exorcist: The Beginning$1,626,490-15%2,803--$580$21,597,7891Warner Bros.
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,583,5074%3,49018$454$64,315,5472Disney
3Without a Paddle$1,478,659-8%2,730--$542$16,613,5121Paramount
4Alien Vs. Predator$1,166,355-7%3,4016$343$65,384,8072Fox
5Open Water$1,090,516-7%2,7092654$403$16,231,0361Lionsgate
6Collateral$1,063,9236%3,029-176$351$71,791,3743DreamWorks
7The Bourne Supremacy$735,10812%2,532-444$290$151,783,2435Universal
8The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$432,0547%1,920-692$225$55,381,1364Paramount
9The Village$422,6003%2,249-893$188$107,879,0744Disney
10Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$334,677-6%2,4110$139$16,205,6552Warner Bros.