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 Thu, Sep. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$1,086,905-12%2,031--$535$23,721,4451Miramax
2Without a Paddle$654,408-5%2,7300$240$30,839,6172Paramount
3Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$617,484-7%2,905--$213$15,852,5851Sony / Screen Gems
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$589,929-3%3,331-159$177$77,962,7203Disney
5Vanity Fair$537,304-10%1,001--$537$1,136,8930Focus
6Collateral$516,796-3%2,728-301$189$82,419,0874DreamWorks
7Exorcist: The Beginning$502,117-5%2,81310$178$33,534,7922Warner Bros.
8The Bourne Supremacy$395,081-3%2,079-453$190$159,450,0056Universal
9Open Water$386,612-7%2,7090$143$24,558,4782Lionsgate
10Alien Vs. Predator$373,864-4%2,880-521$130$73,851,5073Fox