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 Mon, Aug. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$1,841,348-61%2,031--$907$19,842,1351Miramax
2Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$936,971-71%2,905--$323$13,749,0451Sony / Screen Gems
3Without a Paddle$931,262-59%2,7300$341$28,671,4062Paramount
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$853,557-62%3,331-159$256$75,917,4923Disney
5Exorcist: The Beginning$705,905-65%2,81310$251$31,872,7252Warner Bros.
6Collateral$600,279-66%2,728-301$220$80,759,7364DreamWorks
7Open Water$535,698-62%2,7090$198$23,276,1572Lionsgate
8Alien Vs. Predator$475,136-67%2,880-521$165$72,649,0443Fox
9The Bourne Supremacy$458,956-63%2,079-453$221$158,202,2866Universal
10Suspect Zero$369,694-63%1,500--$246$3,816,3351Paramount