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, Oct. 4 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 4 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$2,356,424-83%4,016--$587$49,961,0591DreamWorks
2Ladder 49$1,553,010-70%3,260--$476$23,640,2931Disney
3The Forgotten$752,479-72%3,14440$239$38,839,9892Sony / Columbia
4Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$247,418-72%2,721-449$91$30,837,3803Paramount
5Resident Evil: Apocalypse$190,503-71%1,986-850$96$47,216,3464Sony / Screen Gems
6Mr. 3000$156,955-73%2,239-497$70$19,259,5643Disney
7First Daughter$138,056-73%2,28020$61$7,262,0262Fox
8Cellular$137,695-71%2,020-743$68$28,308,8214New Line
9Wimbledon$119,037-68%1,705-334$70$14,954,5773Universal
10Without a Paddle$64,552-76%1,439-880$45$55,488,1847Paramount