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 Fri, Nov. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$20,832,65182%4,1250$5,050$190,801,6792Warner Bros.
2Tangled$19,548,825142%3,603--$5,426$39,488,0711Disney
3Megamind$5,254,305158%3,411-368$1,540$122,897,4614Paramount / DreamWorks
4Unstoppable (2010)$4,620,46381%3,183-26$1,452$53,630,1813Fox
5Burlesque$4,537,66382%3,037--$1,494$9,890,1321Sony / Screen Gems
6Love and Other Drugs$3,815,59898%2,455--$1,554$7,977,9691Fox
7Faster (2010)$3,234,35572%2,454--$1,318$6,714,0421CBS Films
8Due Date$2,828,23564%2,555-674$1,107$80,521,3584Warner Bros.
9The Next Three Days$1,815,18480%2,5640$708$11,524,1332Lionsgate
10Morning Glory (2010)$1,599,46091%2,441-103$655$24,029,9733Paramount
11Skyline$439,93073%1,189-1694$370$19,514,2803Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$657,217118%293185$2,243$3,368,5024Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$589,194169%39610$1,488$4,987,8024Summit
3Red (2010)$566,61482%914-1120$620$85,308,3417Summit
4For Colored Girls$533,329170%605-611$882$35,735,4064Lionsgate
5The Social Network$282,064115%291-280$969$89,998,8979Sony / Columbia
6Secretariat$275,52093%501-509$550$57,175,6118Disney
7Despicable Me$139,650262%266-2$525$249,501,21021Universal
8The Town$118,055171%318153$371$91,232,96011Warner Bros.
9Paranormal Activity 2$88,401107%279-822$317$83,973,9546Paramount
10Jackass 3D$75,88286%183-504$415$116,457,6277Paramount
11Easy A$71,888189%251146$286$57,791,68311Sony / Screen Gems
12Life As We Know It$60,22981%249-309$242$51,885,8678Warner Bros.
13Alpha and Omega$60,150234%228-24$264$24,972,18011Lionsgate
14Saw 3D$50,81199%145-661$350$45,590,3615Lionsgate
15Inception$48,057102%144-54$334$292,206,34620Warner Bros.
16Hereafter$28,14874%202-201$139$32,408,5027Warner Bros.
17Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$24,927268%130-8$192$54,532,68510Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$119,052--4--$29,763$119,0521Weinstein Company
2Hubble 3D$80,928289%570$1,420$18,644,78837Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Guzaarish$59,167-19%96-12$616$761,7602UTV
4Conviction$26,463184%86-104$308$6,523,9937Fox Searchlight
5The Nutcracker in 3D$24,145109%45--$537$45,7401Freestyle Releasing
6Waiting for 'Superman'$23,693284%69-49$343$6,215,92410Paramount Vantage
7Under the Sea 3D$21,971480%130$1,690$24,907,62894Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$16,977131%90-95$189$52,372,75210Fox
9Stone$5,645235%23-32$245$1,731,0288Relativity / Overture
10Nowhere Boy$4,93786%40-20$123$1,412,2198Weinstein Company
11Catfish$3,330118%9-4$370$3,229,87311Universal / Rogue
12Wild Target$3,125230%6-1$521$71,7495Freestyle
13Let Me In$2,556179%31-54$82$12,125,3209Relativity / Overture
14Jack Goes Boating$1,2841046%9-9$143$525,14911Relativity / Overture
15The Tillman Story$996174%132$77$791,15915Weinstein Company
16Winter's Bone$224--2-2$112$6,225,94325Roadside Attractions
17Cool It$153--1-41$153$57,1853Roadside Attractions