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, Aug. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$11,899,925-11%3,270--$3,639$25,230,8061Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$8,135,550-4%3,082--$2,640$16,592,3591Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$6,792,06021%3,6510$1,860$64,952,9452Sony / Columbia
4Inception$4,574,68137%3,120-298$1,466$245,109,3475Warner Bros.
5Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$3,381,625-25%2,818--$1,200$7,904,5151Universal
6Despicable Me$2,762,23532%2,923-490$945$220,078,2156Universal
7Step Up 3D$2,612,17114%2,4394$1,071$27,232,2512Disney
8Salt$2,561,05735%2,834-483$904$101,682,1484Sony / Columbia
9Dinner for Schmucks$2,459,06222%3,04642$807$56,972,6183Paramount / DreamWorks
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,638,58833%2,728-977$601$33,896,5653Warner Bros.
11Toy Story 3$842,47336%1,219-495$691$400,063,1789Disney
12Charlie St. Cloud$812,37011%2,083-642$390$28,186,0253Universal
13The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$493,35924%1,212-492$407$295,455,5817Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$579,97756%830-164$699$16,321,0576Focus
2Grown Ups$505,52339%968-801$522$157,782,3938Sony / Columbia
3Ramona and Beezus$329,58831%632-846$522$23,083,8264Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$209,48533%372-70$563$174,710,81910Sony / Columbia
5Predators$148,49032%343-111$433$50,983,5496Fox
6The Last Airbender$144,66537%364-275$397$129,595,2007Paramount
7Shrek Forever After$143,25633%254-54$564$237,126,79713Paramount / DreamWorks
8Knight and Day$109,57028%310-26$353$75,223,6388Fox
9Winter's Bone$97,60661%136-5$718$4,789,62710Roadside Attractions
10The A-Team$58,97525%204-37$289$76,753,12510Fox
11Iron Man 2$53,70452%178-46$302$312,019,64215Paramount
12Marmaduke$38,93527%151-19$258$33,313,12511Fox
13Middle Men$35,16724%2520$140$606,7092Paramount
14Killers$32,22319%169-3$191$46,975,73211Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$147,13133%64--$2,299$257,3521UTV Communications
2Hubble 3D$101,54514%541$1,880$13,316,61822Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Flipped$45,36427%44-1$1,031$410,3902Warner Bros.
4Under the Sea 3D$33,00219%163$2,063$23,651,92479Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Concert$23,87465%190$1,257$180,5354Weinstein Company
6Cyrus$20,58336%84-48$245$7,237,6699Fox Searchlight
7La Soga$14,821-5%11--$1,347$30,45917-57 Releasing
8Letters to Juliet$12,87316%61-42$211$52,971,13314Summit
9The Disappearance of Alice Creed$10,61053%122$884$73,9892Anchor Bay
10Solitary Man$10,03968%28-17$359$4,251,96113Anchor Bay
11Date Night$9,96731%33-13$302$98,649,52119Fox
12Sex and the City 2$9,57324%81-119$118$95,321,54612Warner Bros. / New Line
13Tales From Earthsea$7,96739%5--$1,593$13,6941Disney
14Twelve$1,41525%12-219$118$180,7012Hannover House
15Princess Kaiulani$1,09160%32$364$864,89814Roadside Attractions
16City Island$1,02831%81$129$6,665,23122Anchor Bay
17The People I've Slept With$724-69%1--$724$3,0621People Pictures