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, Dec. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$1,355,922-1%3,2430$418$93,107,3882Disney
2The Polar Express$1,081,63812%3,6500$296$85,356,3543Warner Bros.
3Christmas with the Kranks$727,6156%3,393274$214$33,761,7931Sony / Columbia
4Alexander$661,414-4%2,4450$271$24,931,2981Warner Bros.
5The Incredibles$597,9034%3,4530$173$216,843,9004Disney
6The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$392,014-3%3,3070$119$60,552,3942Paramount
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$370,916-9%2,4734$150$33,561,7533Universal
8Ray$193,4394%1,499-50$129$65,903,2035Universal
9After the Sunset$183,1660%2,309-510$79$25,077,8093New Line
10Saw$91,9952%1,0430$88$53,569,5995Lionsgate