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, Sep. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$1,233,581-21%2,031--$607$22,634,5401Miramax
2Without a Paddle$691,048-16%2,7300$253$30,185,2092Paramount
3Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$662,831-19%2,905--$228$15,235,1011Sony / Screen Gems
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$608,540-28%3,331-159$183$77,372,7913Disney
5Vanity Fair$599,589--1,001--$599$599,5890Focus
6Collateral$532,696-13%2,728-301$195$81,902,2914DreamWorks
7Exorcist: The Beginning$528,404-16%2,81310$188$33,032,6752Warner Bros.
8Open Water$417,003-13%2,7090$154$24,171,8662Lionsgate
9The Bourne Supremacy$406,391-9%2,079-453$195$159,054,9246Universal
10Alien Vs. Predator$388,330-12%2,880-521$135$73,477,6433Fox