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, Jul. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$5,289,225-4%3,7920$1,395$165,828,4962Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$3,455,3254%3,60099$960$174,806,1953Universal
3Salt$3,403,960-7%3,612--$942$51,562,3561Sony / Columbia
4Toy Story 3$1,356,7383%2,766-411$491$384,638,5846Disney
5The Sorcerer's Apprentice$1,197,7150%3,5040$342$47,561,0042Disney
6Ramona and Beezus$1,171,566-2%2,719--$431$12,664,6911Fox
7The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$1,057,969-1%3,121-880$339$284,184,9544Summit
8Grown Ups$995,5742%2,859-215$348$146,213,2415Sony / Columbia
9The Last Airbender$528,1772%2,127-678$248$125,478,2774Paramount
10Predators$363,110-2%1,846-823$197$48,397,9593Fox
11Knight and Day$197,0230%1,265-660$156$73,484,8525Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$306,9621%201163$1,527$6,110,9233Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$152,690-1%780-752$196$172,337,0387Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$85,3470%4548$188$6,684,6566Fox Searchlight
4Shrek Forever After$69,406-5%202-38$344$235,072,92810Paramount / DreamWorks
5Iron Man 2$65,079-4%330-32$197$311,115,73012Paramount
6Marmaduke$45,994-1%254-20$181$32,755,6368Fox
7The A-Team$41,9908%296-132$142$75,901,7417Fox
8Winter's Bone$39,3763%1298$305$3,708,5657Roadside Attractions
9Letters to Juliet$35,4065%234-38$151$52,637,78911Summit
10Killers$32,063-7%23367$138$46,500,1038Lionsgate
11Get Him to the Greek$28,730-10%221-66$130$60,621,6808Universal
12Jonah Hex$21,54710%176130$122$10,455,3196Warner Bros.
13Robin Hood$19,7500%171-55$115$105,133,48511Universal
14Date Night$12,525-1%108-58$116$98,477,59716Fox
15Solitary Man$12,0297%105-41$115$4,077,32510Anchor Bay

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$96,9312%530$1,829$11,849,65319Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$25,4596%130$1,958$23,234,81576Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$12,01311%69-28$174$95,108,6049Warner Bros. / New Line
4Avatar$3,740186%3-1$1,247$749,735,27532Fox
5City Island$3,428-4%40-9$86$6,638,51319Anchor Bay
6Splice$3,20511%39-78$82$16,992,0708Warner Bros
7The Secret of Kells$62-67%4-2$16$690,29021GKIDS
8Princess Kaiulani$35-74%21$18$858,77211Roadside Attractions