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, Sep. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$925,559-76%3,170--$292$16,505,5011Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$643,015-74%3,2840$196$37,674,7592Sony / Screen Gems
3Mr. 3000$425,304-78%2,736--$155$9,105,3291Disney
4Wimbledon$416,013-72%2,034--$205$7,534,0301Universal
5Cellular$412,887-74%2,7490$150$20,126,2592New Line
6Hero (2002)$218,364-72%1,926-249$113$46,316,1894Miramax
7Without a Paddle$188,040-77%2,610-144$72$50,514,0975Paramount
8Collateral$162,709-69%1,605-419$101$96,136,7157DreamWorks
9Napoleon Dynamite$149,965-70%1,024103$146$33,489,87415Fox Searchlight
10The Bourne Supremacy$123,129-68%1,236-258$100$170,566,4359Universal