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. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$5,647,24160%3,243--$1,741$47,302,8851Disney
2The Incredibles$4,440,29099%3,453-480$1,286$185,928,3643Disney
3Alexander$3,995,959--2,445--$1,634$3,995,9590Warner Bros.
4The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$3,466,006103%3,307--$1,048$38,726,9941Paramount
5Christmas with the Kranks$3,430,006--3,119--$1,100$3,430,0060Sony / Columbia
6The Polar Express$3,389,84268%3,6500$929$58,399,7352Warner Bros.
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,111,5684%2,4691939$450$24,535,0392Universal
8After the Sunset$504,553-2%2,309-510$219$20,520,5122New Line
9Ray$472,63414%1,549-925$305$60,422,1864Universal
10The Grudge$377,87510%1,652-1164$229$105,396,9625Sony / Columbia