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, Jun. 11 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$13,950,85415%3,379--$4,129$27,093,6641Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$10,027,47733%3,69251$2,716$91,447,0682Fox
3The Hangover Part II$7,583,27833%3,67560$2,063$211,342,8153Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$7,051,37352%3,929-23$1,795$121,971,9123Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$4,670,65448%3,433-533$1,361$205,745,9424Disney
6Bridesmaids$4,280,73040%2,9223$1,465$121,083,7955Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$2,326,2345%2,524--$922$4,550,0701Relativity Media
8Thor$1,057,32248%1,782-998$593$172,999,0446Paramount
9Fast Five$751,02543%1,329-908$565$204,642,3457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$277,15235%527-164$526$137,592,5649Fox
2Jumping the Broom$215,77259%365-224$591$36,588,0076Sony / TriStar
3Water for Elephants$199,67733%466-106$428$56,471,2988Fox
4Something Borrowed$196,22424%366-322$536$37,516,3146Warner Bros.
5Soul Surfer$117,11317%31772$369$42,103,47410Sony / TriStar
6Source Code$74,79633%248-40$302$54,119,68811Summit
7Rango$71,73231%220-34$326$122,424,32415Paramount
8Insidious$58,31832%134-26$435$53,201,86311FilmDistrict
9Priest (2011)$49,17639%169-414$291$28,997,2975Sony / Screen Gems
10Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$48,13330%182102$264$9,629,2637Weinstein Company
11Limitless$46,94338%166-66$283$78,907,01413Relativity Media
12HOP$42,75032%190-55$225$107,980,82011Universal
13The Lincoln Lawyer$40,59773%101-32$402$57,113,09213Lionsgate
14Hanna$40,10134%147-50$273$39,968,44210Focus
15Win Win$37,21199%100-41$372$9,981,69913Fox Searchlight
16Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$34,14143%112-84$305$52,746,9748Lionsgate
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$30,03137%117-65$257$52,436,37212Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$356,57956%4727$7,587$2,120,1323Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$110,50576%1914$5,816$383,3902Focus
3Born to Be Wild 3D$73,8664%470$1,572$6,708,55010Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Hubble 3D$35,33420%31-1$1,140$25,574,74065Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Everything Must Go$28,62655%87-20$329$2,516,0055Roadside Attractions
6Jane Eyre (2011)$26,33146%90-38$293$10,988,68814Focus
7Submarine$25,96893%1713$1,528$101,3532Weinstein Company
8The Conspirator$20,69092%66-44$313$11,401,8149Roadside Attractions
9Scream 4$14,62511%80-121$183$38,117,6819Weinstein Company
10The Beaver$7,15065%46-22$155$909,9726Summit
11The Last Mountain$4,29925%31$1,433$29,9492Dada Films
12Beautiful Boy$2,20746%40$552$27,9392Anchor Bay Films
13Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,75535%40$439$182,06239Collective Eye
14Kill the Irishman$1,57579%5-3$315$1,181,35114Anchor Bay Films
1535 and Ticking$1,455-65%1-3$1,455$66,3854Image Entertainment
16The King's Speech$1,035-33%15-1$69$138,794,78929Weinstein Company
17The Music Never Stopped$146-37%2-3$73$248,31313Roadside Attractions