Grosses

'The Equalizer' Comfortably Leads on Monday with $2.97MSeptember 30, 2014 12:40 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer took in $2.97 million to lead the daily box office with ease on Monday. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington has led the daily box office for four consecutive days. The Equalizer was down 64 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. The Equalizer continues to perform in line with the higher end of its lofty pre-release expectations with a healthy four-day start of $37.11 million. That places the film 3.5 percent behind the $38.44 million four-day take of 2010's The Book of Eli (which had the advantage of its first Monday falling on Martin Luther King Day).

The Maze Runner placed in second with $0.97 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox continues to hold up relatively well, as it was down 77 percent from Sunday and down 48 percent from last Monday. The Maze Runner has grossed a strong $58.92 million in eleven days and is set to clear the $60 million mark either today or Wednesday. The film is currently running 29 percent ahead of the $45.59 million eleven-day take of last year's Ender's Game and is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls claimed third place with $0.73 million. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika was down a sizable 85 percent from Sunday, which is a sign of the film skewing heavily towards family audiences. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.01 million in four days. That places the film 16 percent ahead of the $15.54 million start of 2012's ParaNorman.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You took fourth place with $0.58 million. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was down 64 percent from Sunday and down just 33 percent from last Monday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.02 million in eleven 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 Monday's top five with $0.39 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was down 63 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 59 percent from last Monday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.22 million in eleven days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$54,607,747--3,936--$13,874$54,607,7471Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$17,005,126--3,194--$5,324$17,005,1261Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$11,832,558-46%3,607-344$3,280$81,134,9423Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$8,504,075-56%3,085-405$2,757$93,592,1943Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$7,941,631-55%3,1150$2,549$30,565,5142Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$6,434,825-39%2,945-238$2,185$78,709,5554Universal
7The LEGO Movie$4,149,244-46%2,501-539$1,659$243,385,9187Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$3,103,057-62%1,8960$1,637$12,913,0812Lionsgate
9Son of God$2,719,425-51%2,139-851$1,271$55,669,0734Fox
10Frozen (2013)$735,601-66%1,069-397$688$397,744,86218Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1God's Not Dead$9,217,043--780--$11,817$9,217,0131Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$6,787,95587%304238$22,329$12,998,4743Fox Searchlight
3The Monuments Men$951,149-54%938-656$1,014$75,684,8757Sony / Columbia
4Ride Along$627,355-54%650-374$965$133,120,35510Universal
53 Days to Kill$587,885-66%752-814$782$29,733,5275Relativity Media
6Veronica Mars$468,175-76%34756$1,349$2,832,9192Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$439,762-64%522-403$842$56,030,34723Fox Searchlight
8The Nut Job$336,447-30%335-70$1,004$62,600,84010Open Road
9American Hustle$232,315-62%281-222$827$149,806,72115Sony / Columbia
10RoboCop (2014)$228,411-73%328-637$696$57,082,5996Sony / Columbia
11Gravity$225,092-59%202-118$1,114$273,089,37525Warner Bros.
12Philomena$207,666-51%297-205$699$37,089,37118Weinstein Company
13The Wind Rises$204,350-53%150-155$1,362$4,689,1095Disney
14About Last Night$201,594-70%214-410$942$48,267,7646Sony / Screen Gems
15The Wolf of Wall Street$192,237-53%215-71$894$116,688,94313Paramount
16Tim's Vermeer$156,478-22%12920$1,213$1,242,8328Sony Pictures Classics
17Dallas Buyers Club$148,465-60%178-103$834$27,065,80921Focus
18Lone Survivor$141,370-47%211-105$670$124,810,30113Universal
19The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$135,467-45%224-53$605$258,039,17615Warner Bros. / New Line
20Pompeii$125,797-79%201-470$626$22,814,0305Sony / TriStar
21The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$114,898-44%211-57$545$424,532,47818Lionsgate
22Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$85,315-36%128-24$667$50,426,42810Paramount
23August: Osage County$62,169-41%141-62$441$37,601,05213Weinstein Company
24Winter's Tale$37,87889%14494$263$12,556,1576Warner Bros.
25Shaadi Ke Side Effects$3,579-69%1080$33$920,1264Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Words$505,044346%8781$5,805$660,8172Focus
2Enemy$197,6251123%9695$2,059$544,2382A24
3The Lunchbox$183,986107%3618$5,111$525,3634Sony Pictures Classics
4Nymphomaniac: Volume I$158,369--25--$6,335$158,3691Magnolia Pictures
5Le Week-End$136,008212%2522$5,440$200,1882Music Box Films
6Journey to the South Pacific$122,746-1%170$7,220$1,422,53117IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Jerusalem 3D$101,493-9%27-2$3,759$3,196,32427National Geographic
8Particle Fever$78,999-12%217$3,762$316,8443Abramorama / Bond 360
950 to 1$78,480--19--$4,131$78,4801Ten Furlongs
10That Awkward Moment$71,309-45%93-29$767$25,974,3108Focus
11Her (2013)$70,572-53%73-48$967$25,377,94214Warner Bros.
12On My Way$53,006403%2019$2,650$70,3282Cohen Media Group
13Hubble 3D$50,619-10%171$2,978$43,043,004210Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Saving Mr. Banks$49,758-35%76-31$655$83,201,60415Disney
15Anita (2014)$44,114--7--$6,302$44,1141IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
16The Great Beauty$41,645-58%45-29$925$2,716,62819Janus Films
17Gloria (2014)$41,100-50%50-25$822$1,983,5159Roadside Attractions
18Jodorowsky's Dune$36,018--3--$12,006$36,0181Sony Pictures Classics
19The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$27,010-52%63-25$429$58,162,21713Fox
20Blood Ties$26,912--28--$961$26,9121Roadside Attractions
21Repentance$24,929-76%43-83$580$1,179,3274Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
22Thor: The Dark World$24,449-52%59-41$414$206,287,71320Disney
23A Birder's Guide to Everything$21,602--8--$2,700$21,6021Screen Media / Focus World
24Walking With Dinosaurs$21,495-43%59-39$364$36,020,02214Fox
25Cheap Thrills$18,638--2--$9,319$18,6381Drafthouse Films
26The Book Thief$16,469-44%31-16$531$21,431,88620Fox
27Rob the Mob$13,833--1--$13,833$13,8331Millennium Entertainment
28Vampire Academy$12,957269%3523$370$7,773,3527Weinstein Company
29To the Arctic 3D$12,601-7%124$1,050$13,910,227101Warner Bros. / IMAX
30The Invisible Woman$12,29611%16-2$769$1,194,74213Sony Pictures Classics
31Ernest & Celestine$10,867-73%7-2$1,552$93,7584GKIDS
32The Missing Picture$10,148--5--$2,030$12,7841Strand Releasing
33Stranger By the Lake$8,939-55%160$559$304,9349Strand Releasing
34Big Men$8,82117%32$2,940$19,8512Abramorama
35Child's Pose$8,368-3%102$837$62,8785Zeitgeist Films
36It Felt Like Love$8,211--1--$8,211$8,2111Variance Films
37Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq$7,83415%4-7$1,959$107,8067Kino Lorber
38Stalingrad (2014)$7,167-78%13-57$551$987,7504Sony / Columbia
39Under the Sea 3D$6,708-17%83$839$33,801,434267Warner Bros. / IMAX
40The Past$6,543-43%20-3$327$1,306,55914Sony Pictures Classics
41Born to Be Wild 3D$6,26315%136$482$23,223,137155Warner Bros. / IMAX
42The Jewish Cardinal$5,861--4--$1,465$67,01111Film Movement
43The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014$5,772-75%9-7$641$2,351,2738ShortsHD
44Better Living Through Chemistry$5,337-89%25-36$213$72,2732IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
45Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$4,236-42%18-5$235$8,316,02717Weinstein Company
46The Art of the Steal (2014)$3,930-90%15-45$262$61,4462RADiUS-TWC
47Blue Jasmine$3,849-78%12-15$321$33,401,34235Sony Pictures Classics
48When Comedy Went to School$3,834-52%71$548$354,90834International Film Circuit
49Generation War$3,457-71%4-2$864$87,11610Music Box Films
50Maidentrip$3,417183%75$488$60,22714First Run Features
51Girl on a Bicycle$2,907118%21$1,454$84,8546Monterey Media
52Grand Piano$2,771-45%103$277$14,2513Magnolia / Magnet
53Sweet Dreams (2013)$2,495--4--$624$38,16721International Film Circuit
5420 Feet from Stardom$2,362-76%7-11$337$4,935,16741RADiUS-TWC
55The Retrieval$1,683-77%10$1,683$9,6772Variance Films
56Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,406--1--$1,406$23,8147Rialto Pictures
57Journey to the West$1,359-2%41$340$14,3483Magnolia / Magnet
58Interior. Leather Bar.$1,216-68%10$1,216$37,29412Strand Releasing
59The Rocket (2013)$1,123-46%71$160$50,48711Kino Lorber
60Visitors$1,100-17%41$275$79,3029Cinedigm
61Beijing Love Story$938-81%1-3$938$427,8546China Lion Film
62Big Bad Wolves$90913%20$455$32,82810Magnolia / Magnet
63Deep Sea 3D$855--2--$428$46,027,284421Warner Bros. / IMAX
64Fire in the Blood$628--2--$314$27,54829International Film Circuit
65The Right Kind of Wrong$422-29%10$422$1,4182Magnolia Pictures
66Free the Mind$395--1--$395$156,14347International Film Circuit
67In Bloom$363-38%21$182$38,74711Big World Pictures