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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$9,366,982-70%4,380--$2,139$137,489,4621Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$795,000-61%3,3320$239$49,275,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon$382,066-83%3,003-423$127$201,395,9337Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$375,964-76%2,734-359$138$81,378,6895Fox
5The Back-up Plan$362,427-78%3,003-277$121$30,466,3673CBS Films
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$213,000-73%2,157-580$99$158,220,0006Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$198,295-76%1,706-565$116$38,730,2194Sony / Screen Gems
8Kick-Ass$187,913-55%1,759-783$107$45,469,0184Lionsgate
9The Losers$177,000-64%2,450-486$72$21,674,0003Warner Bros.
10Oceans$160,382-75%1,23222$130$16,291,9663Disneynature
11Furry Vengeance$157,276-92%3,0025$52$12,257,3402Summit
12The Last Song$80,157-77%1,303-973$62$60,421,1906Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$175,564-84%534--$329$2,337,0241Focus
2Hot Tub Time Machine$65,000-57%802-310$81$48,663,0007MGM
3Alice in Wonderland (2010)$57,658-79%582-468$99$330,915,60710Disney
4City Island$45,530-76%247-22$184$2,993,1278Anchor Bay
5Avatar$43,749-68%328-59$133$747,990,16421Fox
6Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$33,765-80%404-323$84$59,425,2696Lionsgate
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,559-83%625-541$38$61,525,7808Fox
8The Ghost Writer$19,173-74%231-105$83$14,899,62412Summit
9She's Out of My League$12,912-70%26118$49$31,296,9929Paramount
10Shutter Island$10,282-78%189-61$54$126,886,52012Paramount
11Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,867-78%221-44$45$88,196,76413Fox
12Greenberg$9,277-59%114-29$81$4,072,6748Focus
13Our Family Wedding$7,739-75%11921$65$20,004,4199Fox Searchlight
14The Tooth Fairy$7,479-81%160-26$47$59,721,05516Fox
15The Crazies$7,100-61%149-48$48$39,025,00011Overture
16Letters to God$5,100-78%112-87$46$2,752,0005Vivendi
17Brooklyn's Finest$3,800-62%113-33$34$27,126,00010Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$48,000-45%48-1$1,000$5,156,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$8,700-13%182$483$21,896,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Joneses$5,927-64%68-55$87$1,354,0144Roadside Attractions
4The Runaways$5,036-51%65-57$77$3,492,7268Apparition
5Crazy Heart$3,634-65%75-43$48$39,397,06521Fox Searchlight
6Cop Out$3,500-68%91-50$38$44,833,00011Warner Bros.
7The Book of Eli$2,900-64%61-16$48$94,826,00017Warner Bros.
8The Square (2010)$2,264-68%17-7$133$220,0205Apparition
9Remember Me$2,073-64%76-42$27$19,059,0979Summit
10The Secret of Kells$1,914-76%22-15$87$431,65610GKIDS
11The Blind Side$600-78%25-21$24$255,945,00025Warner Bros.
12That Evening Sun$209-73%4--$52$277,73827Freestyle