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 Wed, Aug. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,360,759-14%3,49018$390$65,676,3062Disney
2Without a Paddle$1,317,367-11%2,730--$483$17,930,8791Paramount
3Exorcist: The Beginning$1,315,459-19%2,803--$469$22,913,2481Warner Bros.
4Alien Vs. Predator$990,670-15%3,4016$291$66,375,4772Fox
5Collateral$962,644-10%3,029-176$318$72,754,0183DreamWorks
6Open Water$914,490-16%2,7092654$338$17,145,5261Lionsgate
7The Bourne Supremacy$669,939-9%2,532-444$265$152,453,1825Universal
8The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$402,301-7%1,920-692$210$55,783,4374Paramount
9The Village$380,548-10%2,249-893$169$108,259,6224Disney
10Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$294,947-12%2,4110$122$16,500,6022Warner Bros.