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, Oct. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$6,479,721-34%3,948-122$1,641$118,723,9763DreamWorks
2Shall We Dance (2004)$3,090,767-38%1,772--$1,744$11,783,7591Miramax
3Team America: World Police$3,039,285-34%2,539--$1,197$12,119,3711Paramount
4Friday Night Lights$2,625,538-52%2,76497$950$37,819,1722Universal
5Taxi (2004)$2,050,519-42%3,0010$683$23,889,0742Fox
6Ladder 49$2,044,227-47%3,255-6$628$53,747,2753Disney
7The Forgotten$1,421,259-48%2,768-213$513$57,166,5174Sony / Columbia
8Raise Your Voice$734,987-40%2,5210$292$7,909,0132New Line
9Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$328,057-40%1,208-535$272$35,899,6105Paramount