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 Tue, Jan. 11 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Grit (2010)$1,389,12625%3,12441$445$112,534,4473Paramount
2Black Swan$954,76518%1,58431$603$62,984,8866Fox Searchlight
3Little Fockers$918,55516%3,675121$250$125,396,4403Universal
4Season of the Witch$816,9348%2,816--$290$12,183,5581Relativity Media
5TRON: Legacy$813,71017%3,013-352$270$149,718,9544Disney
6The Fighter$766,81629%2,528-6$303$59,208,7455Paramount
7Country Strong$569,93717%1,4241422$400$8,519,7623Sony / Screen Gems
8The Tourist$393,87532%2,442-314$161$61,849,2685Sony / Columbia
9Yogi Bear$331,27520%3,288-227$101$76,043,4874Warner Bros.
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$325,97519%2,814-134$116$95,132,3855Fox
11Tangled$319,08516%2,383-199$134$176,374,3277Disney
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$277,29717%2,964-125$94$34,961,9263Fox
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$188,43410%1,507-225$125$288,021,5478Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$180,95422%1,902-581$95$29,163,1994Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jan. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$651,65019%75858$860$34,093,8077Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$73,71135%603354$122$94,205,75915Sony / Columbia
3Love and Other Drugs$34,3267%21237$162$31,749,4357Fox
4Unstoppable (2010)$29,43015%398-52$74$80,078,2859Fox
5I Love You Phillip Morris$25,12226%10032$251$1,480,5706Roadside Attractions
6Due Date$23,3196%244-160$96$99,697,85010Warner Bros.
7Megamind$21,75429%375-389$58$144,713,03810Paramount / DreamWorks
8Red (2010)$21,02822%261-42$81$89,881,22013Summit
9Life As We Know It$13,31631%188-60$71$53,157,20814Warner Bros.
10Morning Glory (2010)$10,85026%17852$61$30,903,4479Paramount
11Fair Game (2010)$8,43915%103-6$82$9,257,70010Summit
12Despicable Me$8,01050%178-19$45$251,397,97027Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jan. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$82,65610%4036$2,066$1,302,0462Weinstein Company
2127 Hours$24,71113%88-15$281$10,871,27010Fox Searchlight
3Somewhere (2010)$18,07116%179$1,063$697,6953Focus
4Hubble 3D$15,5711%0-47--$20,419,50543Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$15,15847%340$446$653,4734Lionsgate
6No One Killed Jessica$13,90641%48--$290$251,2561UTV Communications
7Faster (2010)$5,31318%79-40$67$22,951,0377CBS Films
8Jackass 3D$5,04415%70-67$72$117,199,71213Paramount
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$4,20112%95-63$44$55,646,86916Warner Bros.
10Summer Wars$3,28437%1412$235$41,6343GKIDS
11Paranormal Activity 2$2,5513%90-55$28$84,728,19512Paramount
12The Warrior's Way$2,073-2%32-6$65$5,609,1196Relativity Media
13Hereafter$1,50150%33-95$45$32,744,09813Warner Bros.
14Tees Maar Khan$1,26983%38--$33$1,074,6503UTV Communications
15Winter's Bone$523-12%64$87$6,255,50131Roadside Attractions
16For Colored Girls$234-3%21-7$11$37,686,74910Lionsgate