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, Dec. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,255,202--3,555--$2,322$8,255,2021Fox
2The Tourist$6,033,091--2,756--$2,189$6,033,0911Sony / Columbia
3Tangled$3,421,218213%3,565-38$960$104,485,0913Disney
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,397,340114%3,577-548$670$251,585,7454Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,176,613167%2,967-185$397$71,698,5555Fox
6Burlesque$1,040,04482%2,876-161$362$30,414,2113Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,018,68095%2,240-218$455$25,667,1073Fox
8Due Date$854,158121%1,990-460$429$93,192,6616Warner Bros.
9Megamind$556,627106%2,425-748$230$138,248,7656Paramount / DreamWorks
10Faster (2010)$528,56460%2,106-364$251$20,133,6853CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$327,77337%1,426-810$230$19,603,7194Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$289,27844%1,6220$178$4,266,0842Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$168,254-5%1,004-1259$168$29,865,8365Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$316,43197%416-17$761$7,558,4296Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$155,32478%4360$356$7,807,0036Summit
3Red (2010)$134,14077%564-215$238$87,599,8189Summit
4The Social Network$75,556105%227-33$333$91,186,78311Sony / Columbia
5For Colored Girls$45,36444%243-242$187$37,426,6406Lionsgate
6Despicable Me$43,350211%258-22$168$250,104,31523Universal
7Skyline$41,68012%277-301$150$21,143,9005Universal / Rogue
8The Town$38,11290%255-63$149$91,855,02513Warner Bros.
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$37,154145%288-34$129$54,911,63712Warner Bros.
10Easy A$31,182--203-26$154$58,203,87113Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$20,313159%120-88$169$52,171,89110Warner Bros.
12Inception$16,754121%108-9$155$292,428,99122Warner Bros.
13Jackass 3D$14,81022%108-72$137$116,801,9589Paramount
14Paranormal Activity 2$14,72996%125-75$118$84,303,4788Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$987,144389%9072$10,968$3,266,3182Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$155,745310%1913$8,197$1,088,0503Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$98,521--4--$24,630$98,5211Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$42,037396%3529$1,201$193,1602Roadside Attractions
5Hubble 3D$38,22113%570$671$19,093,27739Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$33,331234%150$2,222$249,5696Warner Bros.
7The Tempest$14,891--5--$2,978$14,8911Disney
8Conviction$10,17016%75-32$136$6,710,0799Fox Searchlight
9Under the Sea 3D$9,84351%11-2$895$25,019,30196Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hereafter$8,41739%87-27$97$32,467,6809Warner Bros.
11Waiting for 'Superman'$4,579-36%55-30$83$6,355,81112Paramount Vantage
12Frankie & Alice (2010)$3,591--1--$3,591$3,5911Freestyle Releasing
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$3,516--14--$251$3,5161Roadside Attractions
14Guzaarish$3,0815%22-36$140$976,9284UTV
15Wild Target$2,85979%10-3$286$112,1977Freestyle
16The Nutcracker in 3D$2,811-38%37-78$76$181,7283Freestyle Releasing
17Stone$2,49895%19-3$131$1,771,21510Relativity / Overture
18Jack Goes Boating$1,608716%4233$38$535,37913Relativity / Overture
19Winter's Bone$1,017174%31$339$6,230,73627Roadside Attractions
20Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$545--2--$273$19,6522Argot Pictures
21Cool It$26418%10-5$26$61,2025Roadside Attractions