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 Thu, Jun. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$4,370,744-16%3,663--$1,193$77,253,9441Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,044,243-22%3,535--$578$36,022,2701Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,664,556-12%3,868-518$430$217,456,5274Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$974,025-32%2,7025$360$41,739,4652Universal
5Killers$889,983-14%2,8590$311$34,266,6562Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$733,000-10%2,750-695$267$87,759,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$689,915-9%3,108-538$222$75,234,1103Disney
8Marmaduke$682,507-11%3,2130$212$25,236,8052Fox
9Iron Man 2$469,577-12%2,305-702$204$301,338,0776Paramount
10Splice$307,000-18%2,4500$125$14,637,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$265,505-15%1,895-704$140$100,656,7905Universal
12Letters to Juliet$254,467-4%1,331-631$191$47,800,9795Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$57,618-11%430-228$134$96,522,35310Fox
2How to Train Your Dragon$42,009-3%281-62$149$214,597,21512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Babies$32,943-14%146-35$226$6,990,1916Focus
4Furry Vengeance$31,901-4%268143$119$16,948,7167Summit
5Just Wright$26,529-18%279-239$95$20,917,8805Fox Searchlight
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$25,659-6%202-42$127$63,472,02113Fox
7City Island$22,601-20%159-18$142$5,755,79013Anchor Bay
8Kick-Ass$17,877-21%17861$100$47,874,1319Lionsgate
9Raajneeti$13,000-38%12413$105$1,360,0002UTV Communications
10The Back-up Plan$9,894-10%112-41$88$36,957,3158CBS Films
11The Losers$8,000-9%127-79$63$23,560,0008Warner Bros.
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$7,500-18%125-169$60$62,613,0007Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,000-1%481$1,542$8,377,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$24,123-27%5331$455$998,0664Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,362-7%26-20$706$749,389,76926Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,0008%15-2$933$22,464,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$7,590-31%4--$1,898$123,0121Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,110-19%261$158$790,6145Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$3,743-25%63-84$59$15,541,54917Summit
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,29020%43-38$77$88,731,29318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$1,983-27%20-4$99$609,23615GKIDS
10The Joneses$1,830146%103$183$1,446,4769Roadside Attractions
11The Square (2010)$1,099-31%170$65$334,74910Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$540-22%4--$135$7,2941Anchor Bay