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 Sat, Jun. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$21,064,84212%3,663--$5,751$39,881,1201Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,357,579-3%3,535--$2,647$19,018,1391Fox
3Shrek Forever After$6,586,70348%3,868-518$1,703$205,302,1404Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,768,00014%2,7025$1,395$33,523,0002Universal
5Killers$3,225,01218%2,8590$1,128$28,209,8602Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,661,84732%3,108-538$856$70,420,4793Disney
7Marmaduke$2,466,81331%3,2130$768$20,623,1512Fox
8Sex and the City 2$2,100,00012%2,750-695$764$83,188,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,936,63844%2,305-702$840$298,039,8856Paramount
10Splice$1,173,00025%2,4500$479$12,324,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$1,118,00044%1,895-704$590$98,744,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$690,41227%1,331-631$519$46,063,8305Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$263,37724%430-228$613$96,141,14310Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$147,4709%236-13$625$66,349,71713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$144,93137%279-239$519$20,725,4845Fox Searchlight
4How to Train Your Dragon$143,86849%281-62$512$214,336,61812Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$133,00036%333199$399$161,861,00011Warner Bros.
6City Island$131,729117%159-18$828$5,585,14713Anchor Bay
7Raajneeti$119,00055%12413$960$1,019,0002UTV Communications
8Furry Vengeance$72,07439%268143$269$16,770,8767Summit
9Babies$66,21743%146-35$454$6,796,6966Focus
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$62,70523%202-42$310$63,323,33813Fox
11Kick-Ass$41,11426%17861$231$47,756,0749Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,5210%112-41$273$36,898,8808CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$30,00020%125-169$240$62,560,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$22,00022%127-79$173$23,513,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$173,23084%5331$3,268$768,6284Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$83,000-1%481$1,729$8,020,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$34,13234%4--$8,533$59,6831Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$29,94526%66-36$454$42,178,4259Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$27,71374%26-20$1,066$749,295,70826Fox
6The Ghost Writer$18,45363%63-84$293$15,513,82517Summit
7Under the Sea 3D$14,0000%15-2$933$22,390,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Princess Kaiulani$12,3678%261$476$760,4525Roadside Attractions
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$11,16823%43-38$260$88,711,98618Fox
10The Secret of Kells$6,84895%20-4$342$592,35315GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$6,34884%170$373$322,96410Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$2,02020%4--$505$3,6881Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,789174%81$224$1,441,5419Roadside Attractions