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, Jan. 8 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Grit (2010)$6,579,40449%3,12441$2,106$106,436,5733Paramount
2Little Fockers$6,229,12547%3,675121$1,695$120,655,8853Universal
3TRON: Legacy$4,625,87072%3,013-352$1,535$145,440,2724Disney
4Season of the Witch$4,303,45814%2,816--$1,528$8,065,6101Relativity Media
5Black Swan$3,404,96940%1,58431$2,150$58,946,5326Fox Searchlight
6Yogi Bear$3,259,300151%3,288-227$991$73,353,9824Warner Bros.
7The Fighter$3,052,64642%2,528-6$1,208$56,050,3075Paramount
8Country Strong$3,017,76817%1,4241422$2,119$5,731,8453Sony / Screen Gems
9Tangled$2,438,878109%2,383-199$1,023$174,275,7107Disney
10Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,180,91897%2,964-125$736$33,147,4663Fox
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$2,141,11082%2,814-134$761$93,249,4295Fox
12The Tourist$1,691,79142%2,442-314$693$60,272,8825Sony / Columbia
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,069,21566%1,507-225$709$287,020,5958Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$839,58335%1,902-581$441$28,417,1014Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$2,835,56561%75858$3,741$31,081,0797Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$301,26562%603354$500$93,911,93915Sony / Columbia
3Unstoppable (2010)$162,90353%398-52$409$79,950,1759Fox
4Megamind$133,225136%375-389$355$144,589,10610Paramount / DreamWorks
5Love and Other Drugs$126,20338%21237$595$31,610,5817Fox
6Due Date$111,95231%244-160$459$99,594,64010Warner Bros.
7Burlesque$108,36340%228-102$475$38,169,4107Sony / Screen Gems
8I Love You Phillip Morris$93,78857%10032$938$1,371,8106Roadside Attractions
9Red (2010)$91,69346%261-42$351$89,797,35313Summit
10Life As We Know It$67,99746%188-60$362$53,096,01414Warner Bros.
11Despicable Me$58,740120%178-19$330$251,351,69027Universal
12Morning Glory (2010)$41,96434%17852$236$30,861,2079Paramount
13Fair Game (2010)$34,85373%103-6$338$9,224,04910Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$285,72440%4036$7,143$930,3862Weinstein Company
2No One Killed Jessica$99,42850%48--$2,071$165,7801UTV Communications
3127 Hours$95,17749%88-15$1,082$10,766,52910Fox Searchlight
4Somewhere (2010)$68,96261%179$4,057$612,3593Focus
5Hubble 3D$52,76567%481$1,099$20,353,44743Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Rabbit Hole$48,63673%340$1,430$594,7964Lionsgate
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$27,659153%95-63$291$55,620,96616Warner Bros.
8Faster (2010)$23,28854%79-40$295$22,928,0547CBS Films
9Jackass 3D$17,08147%70-67$244$117,179,96713Paramount
10Paranormal Activity 2$15,59251%90-55$173$84,714,96112Paramount
11The Warrior's Way$13,24717%32-6$414$5,599,8896Relativity Media
12Summer Wars$6,58440%1412$470$30,7683GKIDS
13Tees Maar Khan$6,26569%38-66$165$1,068,2963UTV Communications
14Hereafter$5,68650%33-95$172$32,738,29513Warner Bros.
15For Colored Girls$2,56583%21-7$122$37,685,12110Lionsgate
16Winter's Bone$2,06183%64$344$6,252,80831Roadside Attractions