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. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$13,913,423-28%3,518--$3,955$84,432,0341Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,302,066-4%3,6233$1,463$64,713,0882Paramount
3Fat Albert$3,345,286-25%2,674--$1,251$13,367,3131Fox
4Ocean's Twelve$2,878,652-19%3,2900$875$89,481,7873Warner Bros.
5The Aviator (2004)$2,740,285-35%1,7961756$1,526$12,728,3561Miramax
6The Polar Express$2,359,4181%2,618-250$901$142,604,2107Warner Bros.
7Darkness$1,719,640-40%1,700--$1,012$7,883,6921Miramax / Dimension
8Spanglish$1,572,757-25%2,4413$644$19,757,2832Sony / Columbia
9National Treasure$1,524,345-8%2,201-571$693$142,590,4906Disney
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$1,513,810-29%1,1051103$1,370$6,468,2043Disney