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, Feb. 15 - Mon, Feb. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$28,640,657--3,553--$8,061$36,879,7731Fox
2Identity Thief$27,456,470-21%3,16524$8,675$74,744,2552Universal
3Safe Haven$24,469,155--3,223--$7,592$33,298,0731Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$21,101,976--3,288--$6,418$21,101,9761Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$10,550,103-7%2,897-112$3,642$51,770,6343Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$8,945,261--2,950--$3,032$11,487,5781Warner Bros.
7Silver Linings Playbook$7,413,75615%2,202-607$3,367$99,788,22814Weinstein Company
8Side Effects (2013)$7,299,145-22%2,6050$2,802$20,119,9812Open Road
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$4,176,456-27%2,103-1182$1,986$50,405,2514Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$3,602,315-10%1,527-1035$2,359$88,530,9839Sony / Columbia
11Mama$3,081,765-27%1,648-1029$1,870$68,561,9405Universal
12Lincoln$2,063,12010%1,007-510$2,049$176,651,04715Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$1,857,164-19%1,017-485$1,826$157,350,1478Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$2,625,35711%903-502$2,907$127,288,40919Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$2,074,61719%647-277$3,207$111,376,51813Fox
3Quartet$1,624,64773%33389$4,879$7,200,6646Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,276,940-13%605-396$2,111$300,161,28510Warner Bros. / New Line
5Wreck-It Ralph$1,102,0703%506-251$2,178$185,835,92916Disney
6Les Miserables (2012)$1,098,445-29%676-771$1,625$145,764,4258Universal
7Amour$858,412128%306181$2,805$4,081,5419Sony Pictures Classics
8Parental Guidance$679,832-37%603-616$1,127$75,343,6928Fox
9The Impossible$585,515-39%422-317$1,387$17,612,1669Lionsgate / Summit
10Rise of The Guardians$580,879128%33863$1,719$101,540,45413Paramount / DreamWorks
11Parker$528,932-72%705-1299$750$17,084,9564FilmDistrict
12The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013$440,47814%266115$1,656$1,536,4153ShortsHD
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$345,298246%25494$1,359$291,838,80414Lionsgate / Summit
14A Haunted House$343,563-56%340-573$1,010$39,591,3346Open Road
15Skyfall$323,363-26%262-108$1,234$303,954,36015Sony / Columbia
16Bullet to the Head$285,333-86%470-1934$607$9,279,0123Warner Bros.
17Gangster Squad$246,955-72%210-732$1,176$45,391,5066Warner Bros.
18Beasts of the Southern Wild$186,75550%19295$973$12,306,98834Fox Searchlight
19Jack Reacher$154,574-34%175-132$883$79,360,5599Paramount
20Stand Up Guys$132,379-80%119-551$1,112$3,187,4363Lionsgate / Roadside
21Hotel Transylvania$121,584-24%144-47$844$148,313,04821Sony / Columbia
22This is 40$116,065-40%167-111$695$67,449,5059Universal
23Broken City$99,773-80%133-622$750$19,504,6855Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$169,120-91%40-260$4,228$2,986,1382Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$117,309-14%86-44$1,364$6,030,75711Focus
3Monsters, Inc. 3D$108,577-50%99-137$1,097$33,265,5859Disney
4To the Arctic 3D$102,76067%520$1,976$11,302,35444Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Hubble 3D$98,429108%214$4,687$36,395,807153Warner Bros. / IMAX
6No (2013)$90,454--4--$22,614$90,4541Sony Pictures Classics
7A Royal Affair$89,91141%34-3$2,644$1,264,27515Magnolia Pictures
856 Up$86,925130%2711$3,219$388,0547First Run Features
9Here Comes the Boom$69,846-28%96-48$728$45,290,31819Sony / Columbia
10Texas Chainsaw 3D$69,180-32%96-89$721$34,298,2157Lionsgate
11Born to Be Wild 3D$62,35943%300$2,079$22,002,15598Warner Bros. / IMAX
12The Guilt Trip$62,237-42%88-137$707$36,805,3169Paramount
13The Gatekeepers$56,98235%41$14,246$228,4283Sony Pictures Classics
14ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$53,657-44%22-3$2,439$179,8112UTV Motion Pictures
15Anna Karenina (2012)$49,547-19%51-40$972$12,771,63614Focus
16Koch$46,85280%117$4,259$135,5613Zeitgeist Films
17Lore$45,72145%82$5,715$93,5532Music Box Films
18Rust and Bone$35,96522%33-18$1,090$1,953,31813Sony Pictures Classics
19Red Dawn (2012)$33,788-38%56-49$603$44,800,70613FilmDistrict
20Happy People: A Year in the Taiga$32,232927%76$4,605$59,4584Music Box Films
21The Last Stand$30,456-67%54-185$564$11,964,2665Lionsgate
22Searching For Sugar Man$28,25037%19-1$1,487$3,283,21630Sony Pictures Classics
23Sound City$28,015-12%17-2$1,648$291,1123Variance Films
24The Master$27,27015%22-7$1,240$16,285,99423Weinstein Company
25Like Someone in Love$26,585--3--$8,862$26,5851IFC Films
26Race 2$22,389-73%11-52$2,035$1,571,5734UTV Motion Pictures
27A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III$21,786--18--$1,210$35,5862A24
28Movie 43$21,647-92%35-742$618$8,781,9614Relativity Media
29Under the Sea 3D$19,221516%102$1,922$32,562,224210Warner Bros. / IMAX
30Yossi$18,231105%71$2,604$59,1404Strand Releasing
31A Late Quartet$16,61789%131$1,278$1,535,15316Entertainment One / RKO
32The Sessions$15,26030%16-2$954$5,957,47318Fox Searchlight
33John Dies at the End$12,809-37%101$1,281$64,6744Magnolia / Magnet
34Space Station 3D$11,500-73%2-1$5,750$87,158,044566IMAX
35Lost in Thailand$10,122-69%350$289$57,3972WAMCR
36Deep Sea 3D$10,116-76%70$1,445$45,422,075364Warner Bros. / IMAX
37Hitchcock$10,112-49%14-22$722$5,944,57713Fox Searchlight
38Playing For Keeps (2012)$9,366-67%23-58$407$13,101,14211FilmDistrict
39The Power of Few$7,913--2--$3,957$7,9131Steelyard Pictures
40West of Memphis$7,132-29%8-2$892$130,2118Sony Pictures Classics
41Taken 2$6,874-54%16-19$430$139,852,97120Fox
42Killing Them Softly$6,240-84%30-57$208$15,022,14612Weinstein Company
43The Waiting Room$4,313-18%40$1,078$199,85621International Film Circuit
44The Sorcerer and the White Snake$3,833-31%4-1$958$15,2502Magnolia / Magnet
45Brooklyn Castle$3,047--3--$1,016$216,12118Producers Distribution Agency
46Night Across the Street$2,205-32%10$2,205$7,6132Cinema Guild
475 Broken Cameras$2,091-20%6-1$349$93,57838Kino Lorber
48North Sea Texas$1,728--2--$864$27,57816Strand Releasing
49Frankenweenie$1,439-79%3-17$480$35,283,50620Disney
50Masquerade (2012)$1,394-20%2-2$697$912,01722CJ Entertainment
51The Package (2013)$1,277--1--$1,277$1,2771Anchor Bay Films
52Any Day Now$1,260-20%3-2$420$183,19710Music Box Films
53Starlet$916--2--$458$87,91015Music Box Films
54Little Fugitive (2013 re-issue)$888--1--$888$17,7603APD/Cinema Conservancy
55We Won't Grow Old Together$694--1--$694$13,60237The Film Desk
56Wagner & Me$673178%10$673$36,08911First Run Features
57Beware of Mr. Baker$661-77%2-1$331$109,40612SnagFilms