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. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge$2,768,299-69%3,245--$853$41,896,7831Sony / Columbia
2Shall We Dance (2004)$730,048-67%2,419647$302$25,151,7422Miramax
3Shark Tale$633,146-85%3,656-292$173$137,614,8654DreamWorks
4Team America: World Police$573,743-64%2,62081$219$22,688,8482Paramount
5Friday Night Lights$386,812-73%2,969205$130$47,656,5623Universal
6Ladder 49$357,241-70%2,802-453$127$61,722,0984Disney
7Surviving Christmas$275,823-76%2,750--$100$4,718,5181DreamWorks
8Taxi (2004)$221,070-79%2,357-644$94$29,948,3183Fox
9The Forgotten$209,159-70%2,253-515$93$62,203,9215Sony / Columbia