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. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$1,850,3612%3,9330$470$151,031,8522Disney
2The Polar Express$1,358,9406%3,6500$372$35,798,6861Warner Bros.
3After the Sunset$656,976-6%2,819--$233$14,019,4861New Line
4Ray$519,7862%2,47411$210$54,626,7633Universal
5Saw$405,4561%2,4670$164$47,474,1073Lionsgate
6Shall We Dance (2004)$329,1235%2,065-477$159$49,970,2825Miramax
7The Grudge$318,043-1%2,816-311$113$100,612,5874Sony / Columbia
8Seed of Chucky$294,761-7%2,059--$143$10,222,7561Rogue
9Alfie$211,254-4%2,2150$95$11,982,6882Paramount
10Shark Tale$79,6172%1,622-1195$49$157,856,6967DreamWorks