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, Oct. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shall We Dance (2004)$1,151,95724%1,772--$650$13,861,9261Miramax
2Team America: World Police$961,382-4%2,539--$379$14,085,0661Paramount
3Shark Tale$954,365-8%3,948-122$242$120,710,2043DreamWorks
4Friday Night Lights$677,9914%2,76497$245$39,146,2042Universal
5Ladder 49$630,54115%3,255-6$194$54,924,4563Disney
6Taxi (2004)$443,2682%3,0010$148$24,766,5812Fox
7The Forgotten$403,4189%2,768-213$146$57,940,5104Sony / Columbia
8Raise Your Voice$105,302-11%2,5210$42$8,132,7472New Line
9Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$94,5139%1,208-535$78$36,081,1165Paramount