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, Apr. 1 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1HOP$11,524,380--3,579--$3,220$11,524,3801Universal
2Source Code$5,053,494--2,961--$1,707$5,053,4941Summit
3Insidious$4,776,838--2,408--$1,984$4,776,8381FilmDistrict
4Limitless$3,034,981148%2,83833$1,069$49,236,7253Relativity Media
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$2,804,032173%3,1692$885$30,959,3782Fox
6The Lincoln Lawyer$2,056,468124%2,7070$760$34,643,4843Lionsgate
7Sucker Punch$1,917,09397%3,0330$632$25,707,8082Warner Bros.
8Paul$1,287,430104%2,550-256$505$28,886,3153Universal
9Rango$1,265,55574%3,134-511$404$110,488,8575Paramount
10Battle: Los Angeles$1,051,32078%2,263-855$465$76,017,4514Sony / Columbia
11The Adjustment Bureau$678,62580%1,525-757$445$57,066,5905Universal
12Red Riding Hood$582,83370%1,788-927$326$34,398,9404Warner Bros.
13The King's Speech$345,610117%1,007-55$343$135,798,75319Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$332,489247%18090$1,847$2,596,8704Focus
2Win Win$308,089744%149126$2,068$1,117,1693Fox Searchlight
3Beastly$275,40864%821-764$335$26,239,9365CBS Films
4Hall Pass$245,24943%703-501$349$43,245,0656Warner Bros. / New Line
5Just Go With It$206,37147%597-519$346$100,998,8788Sony / Columbia
6Gnomeo and Juliet$122,423-16%735-629$167$96,558,7678Disney
7True Grit (2010)$93,757443%324119$289$170,221,71115Paramount
8Mars Needs Moms$91,989-56%701-1469$131$20,115,7354Disney
9Unknown (2011)$75,27520%325-363$232$62,570,5907Warner Bros.
10Cedar Rapids$63,11058%210-132$301$6,342,3838Fox Searchlight
11I Am Number Four$59,75328%270-242$221$53,727,5557Disney / DreamWorks
12Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$53,40193%250-156$214$37,124,7047Fox
13Yogi Bear$44,70658%265-61$169$100,038,91716Warner Bros.
14The Green Hornet$43,133--211-35$204$98,415,55312Sony / Columbia
15Black Swan$32,04841%162-45$198$106,701,37518Fox Searchlight
16No Strings Attached$26,39655%145-68$182$70,570,97611Paramount
17Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$15,679-22%113-176$139$72,646,8918Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$40,0942%442$911$23,300,89955Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Kill the Irishman$31,414122%5615$561$628,5304Anchor Bay Films
3The Last Godfather$27,788--58--$479$27,7881Roadside Attractions
4Miral$19,677270%1511$1,312$109,7942Weinstein Company
5Biutiful$11,84231%58-8$204$4,872,89114Roadside Attractions
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$10,16529%66-19$154$294,953,81820Warner Bros.
7The Company Men$8,75662%45-3$195$4,301,77511Weinstein Company
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,65160%60-12$144$104,327,66117Fox
9The Music Never Stopped$8,448131%28-5$302$176,0153Roadside Attractions
10The Eagle$7,29240%57-40$128$19,463,1688Focus
11The Rite$6,913-10%72-83$96$33,018,92610Warner Bros. / New Line
12Blue Valentine (2010)$5,5201%39-5$142$9,654,43014Weinstein Company
13Drive Angry$4,57915%22-50$208$10,580,0736Summit
14The Mechanic$4,568-13%43-57$106$29,102,36510CBS Films
15Take Me Home Tonight$4,241-24%52-37$82$6,842,0395Relativity Media
16happythankyoumoreplease$3,92630%12-4$327$182,6285Anchor Bay Films
17Rabbit Hole$3,899115%6132$64$2,213,57616Lionsgate
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,6571%26-8$102$42,746,00215Fox
19I Love You Phillip Morris$2,19199%123$183$2,021,66018Roadside Attractions
20Winter's Bone$84--32$28$6,530,79243Roadside Attractions