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 Sun, Oct. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$5,569,315-37%2,771--$2,010$22,445,6531Sony / Columbia
2Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,154,524-39%3,5750$882$30,079,2982Warner Bros.
3The Town$2,361,449-45%2,93550$805$64,056,7523Warner Bros.
4Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$2,327,556-47%3,59732$647$35,778,4292Fox
5Easy A$1,457,028-52%2,974118$490$42,176,9673Sony / Screen Gems
6Case 39$1,345,939-38%2,211--$609$5,350,5701Paramount Vantage
7You Again$1,302,375-52%2,5480$511$16,607,6332Disney
8Let Me In$1,176,041-43%2,021--$582$5,147,4791Relativity / Overture
9Alpha and Omega$949,759-30%2,303-322$412$18,949,4373Lionsgate
10Devil$777,380-53%2,392-419$325$27,291,4603Universal
11Resident Evil: Afterlife$767,443-37%1,907-735$402$56,615,1004Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$186,575-60%625-282$299$288,405,37612Warner Bros.
2Takers$176,386-53%773-640$228$56,161,3476Sony / Screen Gems
3Catfish$157,761-32%13679$1,160$1,621,3493Universal / Rogue
4Despicable Me$125,010-39%463-147$270$246,091,77013Universal
5The Other Guys$94,820-55%566-481$168$117,697,1209Sony / Columbia
6Eat Pray Love$88,466-35%398-457$222$79,710,0838Sony / Columbia
7Salt$77,982-36%288102$271$117,562,73311Sony / Columbia
8Nanny McPhee Returns$62,530-38%481-284$130$28,520,9607Universal
9Lottery Ticket$60,031-50%302--$199$24,245,4057Warner Bros.
10The Expendables$59,709-43%410-442$146$102,516,7208Lionsgate
11Machete$57,396-37%314-368$183$26,205,1405Fox
12The American$49,238-49%374-941$132$35,202,4715Focus
13Grown Ups$41,475-46%230-35$180$161,645,86115Sony / Columbia
14Dinner for Schmucks$41,112-44%261-62$158$72,810,23410Paramount / DreamWorks
15Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$38,301-31%188-79$204$43,432,94510Warner Bros.
16Vampires Suck$36,762-45%261-154$141$36,365,3617Fox
17The Last Exorcism$26,359-56%307-400$86$40,990,0556Lionsgate
18Ramona and Beezus$23,517-38%161-30$146$25,972,32911Fox
19The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$18,758-39%141-83$133$300,412,21614Summit
20Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$17,380-40%120-113$145$31,494,2708Universal
21The Virginity Hit$12,302-35%434-266$28$535,2494Sony / Columbia
22Going the Distance (2010)$8,864-50%121-354$73$17,666,4235Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting for 'Superman'$107,226-25%3430$3,154$601,6072Paramount Vantage
2Never Let Me Go$53,057-33%4317$1,234$723,8733Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$40,359-22%58-3$696$16,160,40429Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Jack Goes Boating$27,033-38%7942$342$271,2013Relativity / Overture
5Buried$26,152-35%3322$792$236,4472Lionsgate
6Piranha 3D$16,961-45%9529$179$24,899,7757Weinstein Company
7Winter's Bone$11,892-38%72-7$165$6,122,29117Roadside Attractions
8The Kids Are All Right$11,251-43%64-43$176$20,731,80213Focus
9Under the Sea 3D$8,754-25%180$486$24,335,25786Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Tillman Story$6,989-26%270$259$633,3777Weinstein Company
11Avatar$6,819-28%19-10$359$760,277,66542Fox
12The Concert$6,130-32%213$292$612,36511Weinstein Company
13Flipped$3,086-58%35-71$88$1,739,1409Warner Bros.
14Bran Nue Dae$1,157-44%13-42$89$110,0294Freestyle Releasing
15The Disappearance of Alice Creed$556-53%31$185$161,3919Anchor Bay