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 Sat, Oct. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$13,944,57678%4,07054$3,426$77,793,0372DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$8,267,26722%2,667--$3,100$15,028,0521Universal
3Ladder 49$5,822,30557%3,2611$1,785$37,447,4852Disney
4Taxi (2004)$5,081,01642%3,001--$1,693$9,273,3111Fox
5The Forgotten$3,331,62553%2,981-163$1,118$46,628,0943Sony / Columbia
6Raise Your Voice$1,635,17025%2,521--$649$2,948,2311New Line
7Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$1,237,227138%1,743-978$710$33,346,5654Paramount
8Resident Evil: Apocalypse$545,30072%1,217-769$448$48,618,6785Sony / Screen Gems
9Cellular$441,22069%1,152-868$383$29,431,2595New Line
10Mr. 3000$438,18477%1,386-853$316$20,400,6934Disney