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. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast Five$34,399,360--3,644--$9,440$34,399,3601Universal
2Rio (2011)$3,644,879125%3,708-134$983$92,871,8943Fox
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$3,086,833183%2,2880$1,349$34,116,9472Lionsgate
4Water for Elephants$2,919,273113%2,8203$1,035$26,057,0742Fox
5Prom$1,878,515--2,730--$688$1,878,5151Disney
6Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$1,090,954--2,505--$436$1,090,9541Weinstein Company
7Soul Surfer$1,021,572148%2,010-230$508$31,496,7244Sony / TriStar
8Insidious$1,011,058202%1,584-546$638$46,631,2945FilmDistrict
9African Cats$962,22179%1,2244$786$9,227,2422Disneynature
10Source Code$809,837119%1,645-718$492$47,187,2015Summit
11Scream 4$794,97673%2,221-1093$358$34,111,6553Weinstein Company
12HOP$730,480102%3,176-440$230$103,450,0455Universal
13Hanna$693,39962%1,569-815$442$34,394,6124Focus
14Arthur (2011)$335,12211%1,251-1519$268$30,998,3814Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Limitless$355,19260%838-525$424$75,347,0617Relativity Media
2The Conspirator$290,60266%697-152$417$7,952,0083Roadside Attractions
3Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$267,577--875--$306$267,5771Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
4Your Highness$229,14058%402-1208$570$20,702,0854Universal
5The Lincoln Lawyer$214,39448%719-501$298$54,224,7027Lionsgate
6The Adjustment Bureau$166,185743%27714$600$61,389,2659Universal
7Win Win$166,007122%302-86$550$7,111,5627Fox Searchlight
8Jane Eyre (2011)$134,08747%294-25$456$8,362,0278Focus
9Paul$109,760540%224-21$490$36,753,7307Universal
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$100,91076%503-425$201$50,720,0646Fox
11Rango$69,577108%277-280$251$119,748,2719Paramount
12Just Go With It$39,479125%199-66$198$102,720,63812Sony / Columbia
13Red Riding Hood$38,152113%209-99$183$37,300,8988Warner Bros.
14The King's Speech$35,61666%185-49$193$138,455,48923Weinstein Company
15Beastly$26,991159%126-11$214$27,668,1759CBS Films
16Battle: Los Angeles$21,91524%102-118$215$82,745,3608Sony / Columbia
17Hall Pass$18,99154%116-86$164$44,944,56110Warner Bros. / New Line
18Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$14,54676%109-57$133$72,900,05612Paramount
19Unknown (2011)$13,93444%101-61$138$63,609,11511Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$102,68619%69-139$1,488$3,550,8944Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$50,2551%320$1,570$24,398,60159Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Dum Maaro Dum$28,769141%93-8$309$420,4252Fox Searchlight
4Sucker Punch$17,007-39%74-170$230$36,022,8546Warner Bros.
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$15,815185%69-23$229$37,773,41411Fox
6Kill the Irishman$11,035201%307$368$1,034,8858Anchor Bay Films
7No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$8,6871%45-44$193$1,248,6244Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Cedar Rapids$3,663-7%26-10$141$6,790,11912Fox Searchlight
9Biutiful$2,52615%221$115$5,050,64118Roadside Attractions
10The Company Men$2,304106%150$154$4,407,83015Weinstein Company
11Sympathy For Delicious$2,109--2--$1,055$2,1091Maya Entertainment
12Meet Monica Velour$1,6972193%10$1,697$20,3464Anchor Bay Films
13Miral$1,566-44%10-10$157$355,9776Weinstein Company
14Thank You$413--7-13$59$460,1254UTV Communications
15The Music Never Stopped$144-40%4-2$36$234,5007Roadside Attractions