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 Mon, Jun. 20 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern$5,114,443-66%3,816--$1,340$58,288,7461Warner Bros.
2Super 8$2,561,675-66%3,40829$752$75,564,4842Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$2,383,334-57%3,339--$714$20,828,6891Fox
4X-Men: First Class$1,462,145-64%3,375-317$433$121,820,2313Fox
5The Hangover Part II$1,233,476-56%3,460-215$356$234,344,0934Warner Bros.
6Kung Fu Panda 2$1,161,267-62%3,469-460$335$144,831,7354Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bridesmaids$1,079,385-39%2,573-349$420$137,530,1106Universal
8Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$843,849-65%2,742-691$308$221,590,3515Disney
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$362,264-26%2,5240$144$11,391,5712Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$146,602-59%11568$1,275$4,046,9574Fox Searchlight
2Thor$143,401-64%875-907$164$176,254,4797Paramount
3The Art of Getting By$135,381-5%610--$222$814,5411Fox Searchlight
4Fast Five$105,705-62%729-600$145$206,922,5858Universal
5Rio (2011)$80,486-49%408-119$197$138,805,53010Fox
6Water for Elephants$50,658-35%351-115$144$57,242,8279Fox
7Something Borrowed$28,534-31%212-154$135$38,106,2187Warner Bros.
8The Lincoln Lawyer$25,064-60%220119$114$57,398,92514Lionsgate
9Rango$22,866-56%188-32$122$122,773,94716Paramount
10Source Code$18,414-48%161-87$114$54,407,26312Summit
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$15,272-52%162-20$94$9,863,2108Weinstein Company
12Limitless$11,754-49%117-49$100$79,089,58814Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$52,905-21%470$1,126$7,293,43411Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beginners$40,154-62%4425$913$949,2783Focus
3Hubble 3D$29,007-24%332$879$25,867,72966Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$13,725-47%98-36$140$53,413,17012FilmDistrict
5Submarine$9,552-46%2811$341$217,2043Weinstein Company
6Hanna$9,388-52%91-56$103$40,132,08011Focus
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$9,191-38%90-27$102$52,573,18213Fox
8Jane Eyre (2011)$7,971-34%68-22$117$11,108,66015Focus
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$5,150-64%71-41$73$52,853,4929Lionsgate
10Win Win$4,892-62%67-33$73$10,083,03114Fox Searchlight
11Everything Must Go$3,834-58%55-32$70$2,602,6106Roadside Attractions
12The Conspirator$2,930-66%44-22$67$11,463,23710Roadside Attractions
13Scream 4$2,393-46%39-41$61$38,162,77010Weinstein Company
14Beautiful Boy$2,021-54%84$253$51,0533Anchor Bay Films
15The Last Mountain$1,595-76%74$228$66,1383Dada Films
16The Beaver$1,481-56%23-23$64$936,9697Summit
1735 and Ticking$185-81%10$185$72,9635Image Entertainment
18Kill the Irishman$147-71%2-3$74$1,185,40015Anchor Bay Films
19The Music Never Stopped$56-7%31$19$249,04614Roadside Attractions