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. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Takers$7,749,6354%2,206--$3,513$15,225,8421Sony / Screen Gems
2The Last Exorcism$7,050,793-25%2,874--$2,453$16,457,6141Lionsgate
3The Expendables$3,972,22046%3,398128$1,169$79,205,8073Lionsgate
4Eat Pray Love$2,751,97628%3,10826$885$58,615,9283Sony / Columbia
5The Other Guys$2,710,98741%3,181-291$852$97,360,0474Sony / Columbia
6Vampires Suck$2,297,56837%3,2330$711$26,584,6362Fox
7Inception$2,096,90346%2,070-331$1,013$269,177,3157Warner Bros.
8Nanny McPhee Returns$2,042,54054%2,79814$730$15,648,4952Universal
9The Switch (2010)$1,950,86734%2,0175$967$15,236,9712Miramax
10Lottery Ticket$1,736,94155%1,9730$880$16,290,0992Warner Bros.
11Piranha 3D$1,725,13235%2,49121$693$16,962,7412Weinstein Company
12Despicable Me$1,237,48065%1,833-403$675$235,405,4108Universal
13Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$1,010,01030%1,566-1254$645$25,446,5853Universal
14Salt$819,65443%1,168-626$702$112,770,7976Sony / Columbia
15Dinner for Schmucks$779,12041%1,501-648$519$68,756,7285Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Step Up 3D$518,97139%901-691$576$39,378,7584Disney
2Toy Story 3$427,12360%600-130$712$405,342,43511Disney
3Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$288,68385%823-757$351$41,048,8185Warner Bros.
4The Kids Are All Right$242,41872%342-62$709$19,011,2458Focus
5The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$217,33846%476-81$457$297,879,1099Summit
6The Last Airbender$183,33661%30683$599$130,468,6199Paramount
7Ramona and Beezus$141,95764%354-34$401$24,725,9576Fox
8Grown Ups$128,64757%263-161$489$159,315,14210Sony / Columbia
9The Karate Kid (2010)$110,10868%255-59$432$175,835,97012Sony / Columbia
10Hubble 3D$99,81554%1510$661$14,459,94624Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Charlie St. Cloud$94,82542%333-314$285$30,698,2605Universal
12Shrek Forever After$88,24080%207-25$426$237,998,49515Paramount / DreamWorks
13Knight and Day$80,99137%229-48$354$75,944,04010Fox
14Predators$69,64252%187-47$372$51,581,4668Fox
15Winter's Bone$63,04367%117-13$539$5,385,87912Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$1,553,43326%0----$752,552,61937Fox
2The A-Team$30,29041%92-59$329$77,081,25312Fox
3Flipped$29,28543%26-3$1,126$650,4204Warner Bros.
4Peepli Live$26,40662%45-25$587$687,2223UTV Communications
5The Concert$23,64179%200$1,182$354,9056Weinstein Company
6Under the Sea 3D$21,61122%160$1,351$23,969,08281Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Marmaduke$18,389110%66-56$279$33,553,08913Fox
8Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$17,90186%21-6$852$439,1146NeoClassics
9The Tillman Story$12,41033%51$2,482$98,1562Weinstein Company
10Cyrus$6,46733%32-24$202$7,348,19311Fox Searchlight
11La Soga$5,81838%12-8$485$137,46937-57 Releasing
12Solitary Man$4,33929%190$228$4,309,99815Anchor Bay
13The Disappearance of Alice Creed$4,13413%7-1$591$126,4754Anchor Bay
14The People I've Slept With$1,71167%1--$1,711$10,4393People Pictures
15City Island$27752%1-3$277$6,670,52224Anchor Bay
16Princess Kaiulani$275-14%10$275$871,41916Roadside Attractions
17Tales From Earthsea$202159%1-4$202$47,7343Disney