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, Nov. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$2,140,841-85%3,9330$544$145,395,7462Disney
2The Polar Express$1,215,509-82%3,650--$333$31,845,9271Warner Bros.
3After the Sunset$743,129-74%2,819--$264$11,844,8061New Line
4Ray$520,363-76%2,47411$210$53,042,0523Universal
5Saw$455,894-70%2,4670$185$46,209,1423Lionsgate
6Seed of Chucky$449,353-80%2,061--$218$9,225,9921Rogue
7The Grudge$353,786-76%2,816-520$126$99,603,6224Sony / Columbia
8Shall We Dance (2004)$285,913-70%2,065-477$138$48,967,7025Miramax
9Alfie$207,108-67%2,2150$94$11,307,6462Paramount
10Shark Tale$85,753-86%1,622-1195$53$157,616,1427DreamWorks