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 Tue, Sep. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$878,788-5%3,170--$277$17,384,2891Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$648,5031%3,2840$197$38,323,2622Sony / Screen Gems
3Wimbledon$468,95513%2,034--$231$8,002,9851Universal
4Cellular$462,68712%2,7490$168$20,588,9462New Line
5Mr. 3000$426,8900%2,736--$156$9,532,2191Disney
6Hero (2002)$242,39811%1,926-249$126$46,558,5874Miramax
7Without a Paddle$216,83715%2,610-144$83$50,730,9345Paramount
8Collateral$190,35017%1,605-419$119$96,327,0657DreamWorks
9The Bourne Supremacy$142,33616%1,236-258$115$170,708,7719Universal
10Napoleon Dynamite$136,903-9%1,024103$134$33,626,77715Fox Searchlight