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 Fri, Dec. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$5,061,020273%3,2430$1,561$98,168,4083Disney
2Christmas with the Kranks$3,191,962339%3,41623$934$36,953,7552Sony / Columbia
3The Polar Express$2,854,612164%3,6500$782$88,210,9664Warner Bros.
4The Incredibles$2,339,292291%3,178-275$736$219,183,1925Disney
5The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$1,766,461351%3,3070$534$62,318,8553Paramount
6Alexander$1,453,036120%2,4450$594$26,384,3342Warner Bros.
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$912,447146%2,433-40$375$34,474,2004Universal
8Ray$526,174172%1,54748$340$66,429,3776Universal
9After the Sunset$517,574183%1,889-420$274$25,595,3834New Line
10The Grudge$361,178311%1,286-200$281$108,490,1807Sony / Columbia