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 Fri, Aug. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$6,700,435--2,031--$3,299$6,700,4351Miramax
2Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$4,384,734--2,905--$1,509$4,384,7341Sony / Screen Gems
3Without a Paddle$2,673,203118%2,7300$979$21,831,0842Paramount
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,340,86079%3,331-159$703$69,321,7343Disney
5Exorcist: The Beginning$2,208,57788%2,81310$785$26,293,8892Warner Bros.
6Collateral$1,813,34094%2,728-301$665$75,502,7764DreamWorks
7Open Water$1,390,29867%2,7090$513$19,368,2152Lionsgate
8Alien Vs. Predator$1,376,61155%2,880-521$478$68,642,4113Fox
9The Bourne Supremacy$1,340,413108%2,079-453$645$154,439,2266Universal
10Suspect Zero$1,076,920--1,500--$718$1,076,9201Paramount