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 Wed, Nov. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ray$1,333,743-14%2,006--$665$24,641,9281Universal
2Saw$1,329,189-9%2,315--$574$22,958,7611Lionsgate
3The Grudge$1,083,438-25%3,348103$324$74,927,6272Sony / Columbia
4Shall We Dance (2004)$623,326-11%2,47657$252$35,835,4003Miramax
5Shark Tale$411,645-58%3,381-275$122$148,930,4595DreamWorks
6Team America: World Police$323,925-4%2,335-285$139$28,278,2053Paramount
7Friday Night Lights$300,535-17%3,00435$100$53,952,7714Universal
8Ladder 49$280,790-14%2,382-420$118$67,007,0265Disney
9Surviving Christmas$216,070-30%2,7555$78$8,766,7232DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$140,079-36%1,884-473$74$33,253,5684Fox