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, Dec. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Twelve$3,019,755-65%3,290--$918$42,173,5481Warner Bros.
2Blade: Trinity$1,206,264-71%2,912--$414$25,692,9061New Line
3The Polar Express$1,044,483-63%3,257-393$321$110,878,2725Warner Bros.
4National Treasure$611,735-74%3,203-40$191$124,683,1484Disney
5Christmas with the Kranks$382,501-80%3,294-122$116$55,163,4993Sony / Columbia
6The Incredibles$290,813-80%2,656-522$109$232,867,9166Disney
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$178,315-87%3,3070$54$73,774,0684Paramount
8Alexander$157,517-63%2,125-320$74$32,752,0413Warner Bros.
9Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$127,569-52%1,701-732$75$38,543,4455Universal
10Ray$90,869-62%1,129-418$80$69,380,9077Universal