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 Sun, Jun. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern$15,106,779-9%3,816--$3,959$53,174,3031Warner Bros.
2Super 8$7,472,689-7%3,40829$2,193$73,002,8092Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$5,559,771-15%3,339--$1,665$18,445,3551Fox
4X-Men: First Class$4,077,726-8%3,375-317$1,208$120,358,0863Fox
5Kung Fu Panda 2$3,067,585-10%3,469-460$884$143,670,4684Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Hangover Part II$2,778,872-31%3,460-215$803$233,110,6174Warner Bros.
7Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$2,397,254-3%2,742-691$874$220,746,5025Disney
8Bridesmaids$1,774,085-40%2,573-349$690$136,450,7256Universal
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$490,623-40%2,5240$194$11,029,3072Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$398,615-8%875-907$456$176,111,0787Paramount
2The Tree of Life$361,238-24%11568$3,141$3,900,3554Fox Searchlight
3Fast Five$280,915-17%729-600$385$206,816,8808Universal
4Rio (2011)$158,558-21%408-119$389$138,725,04410Fox
5The Art of Getting By$142,716-41%610--$234$679,1601Fox Searchlight
6Water for Elephants$78,530-38%351-115$224$57,192,1699Fox
7Soul Surfer$70,609-23%264-53$267$42,638,64611Sony / TriStar
8Jumping the Broom$63,131-29%211-154$299$37,101,0647Sony / TriStar
9The Lincoln Lawyer$62,253-21%220119$283$57,373,86114Lionsgate
10Rango$52,212-5%188-32$278$122,751,08116Paramount
11Something Borrowed$41,245-52%212-154$195$38,077,6847Warner Bros.
12Source Code$35,150-27%161-87$218$54,388,84912Summit
13Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$31,990-12%162-20$197$9,847,9388Weinstein Company
14Limitless$22,849-20%117-49$195$79,077,83414Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beginners$106,660-31%4425$2,424$909,1243Focus
2Born to Be Wild 3D$67,005-11%470$1,426$7,240,52911Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$38,117-12%332$1,155$25,838,72266Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$25,734-28%98-36$263$53,399,44512FilmDistrict
5Hanna$19,518-11%91-56$214$40,122,69211Focus
6Submarine$17,619-27%2811$629$207,6523Weinstein Company
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,832-20%90-27$165$52,563,99113Fox
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$14,216-15%71-41$200$52,848,3429Lionsgate
9Win Win$13,012-32%67-33$194$10,078,13914Fox Searchlight
10Priest (2011)$12,419-32%71-98$175$29,136,6266Sony / Screen Gems
11Jane Eyre (2011)$12,120-34%68-22$178$11,100,68915Focus
12Everything Must Go$9,150-22%55-32$166$2,598,7766Roadside Attractions
13The Conspirator$8,533-14%44-22$194$11,460,30710Roadside Attractions
14The Last Mountain$6,783-3%74$969$64,5433Dada Films
15Beautiful Boy$4,440-31%84$555$49,0323Anchor Bay Films
16Scream 4$4,408-18%39-41$113$38,160,37710Weinstein Company
17The Beaver$3,352-36%23-23$146$935,4887Summit
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$2,447-16%106$245$198,80040Collective Eye
1935 and Ticking$983-20%10$983$72,7785Image Entertainment
20Kill the Irishman$509-34%0-5--$1,185,25315Anchor Bay Films
21The Music Never Stopped$60-44%31$20$248,99014Roadside Attractions