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 Sun, Sep. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$4,775,967-45%3,104--$1,539$21,023,1661Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$1,747,763-41%3,1700$551$25,516,1892Paramount
3Mr. 3000$1,241,015-47%2,7360$454$15,418,8812Disney
4Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,138,025-35%2,836-448$401$43,461,0193Sony / Screen Gems
5First Daughter$975,357-43%2,260--$432$4,001,4391Fox
6Cellular$900,405-45%2,76314$326$25,080,3863New Line
7Wimbledon$774,652-45%2,0395$380$12,118,8822Universal
8Hero (2002)$585,013-44%1,713-213$342$49,241,2905Miramax
9Without a Paddle$542,215-51%2,319-291$234$53,483,8666Paramount
10Napoleon Dynamite$404,284-50%1,0240$395$35,718,59616Fox Searchlight