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, Dec. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Twelve$2,611,912-13%3,290--$794$47,788,3211Warner Bros.
2The Polar Express$1,342,9428%3,257-393$412$113,459,1185Warner Bros.
3Blade: Trinity$1,005,527-10%2,9120$345$27,819,4091New Line
4National Treasure$670,4132%3,203-40$209$126,012,9794Disney
5Christmas with the Kranks$455,3073%3,294-122$138$56,062,4653Sony / Columbia
6The Incredibles$324,2184%2,656-522$122$233,503,6536Disney
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$191,8852%3,3070$58$74,154,1104Paramount
8Alexander$167,220-8%2,125-320$79$33,101,3763Warner Bros.
9Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$144,533-6%1,701-389$85$38,841,0575Universal
10Ray$101,832-6%1,129-193$90$69,590,6977Universal