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 Thu, Nov. 4 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 4 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ray$1,354,8572%2,006--$675$25,996,7851Universal
2Saw$1,343,4221%2,315--$580$24,302,1831Lionsgate
3The Grudge$1,153,3236%3,348103$344$76,080,9502Sony / Columbia
4Shall We Dance (2004)$652,6275%2,47657$264$36,488,0273Miramax
5Shark Tale$544,03732%3,381-275$161$149,474,4965DreamWorks
6Friday Night Lights$330,87510%3,00435$110$54,283,6464Universal
7Team America: World Police$324,2820%2,335-285$139$28,602,4873Paramount
8Ladder 49$296,7466%2,382-420$125$67,303,7725Disney
9Surviving Christmas$242,18812%2,7555$88$9,008,9112DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$151,9728%1,884-473$81$33,405,5404Fox