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, Aug. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rise of the Planet of the Apes$10,927,86235%3,69143$2,961$96,411,7712Fox
2The Help$9,996,88731%2,534--$3,945$27,515,3211Disney / DreamWorks
3Final Destination 5$6,275,966-14%3,155--$1,989$13,615,5271Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Smurfs$5,297,42340%3,42732$1,546$97,124,6973Sony / Columbia
530 Minutes or Less$4,500,705-7%2,888--$1,558$9,345,9521Sony / Columbia
6Cowboys & Aliens$3,177,60044%3,310-444$960$79,241,4603Universal
7Captain America: The First Avenger$2,879,09340%2,835-785$1,016$154,695,4664Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$2,761,87848%2,414-761$1,144$354,708,0505Warner Bros.
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$2,736,10328%2,635-385$1,038$53,348,5293Warner Bros.
10The Change-Up$2,476,05028%2,9130$850$23,945,4002Universal
11Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$1,715,728-37%2,040--$841$4,450,3191Fox
12Horrible Bosses$1,003,55042%1,338-687$750$109,274,3146Warner Bros. / New Line
13Friends With Benefits$718,42323%1,294-1104$555$52,533,4244Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$574,52149%886-968$648$346,843,8217Paramount / DreamWorks
2Zookeeper$407,08329%748-976$544$75,519,3246Sony / Columbia
3Cars 2$256,84857%494-432$520$185,956,6068Disney
4Sarah's Key$205,31492%10134$2,033$1,850,2464Weinstein Company
5Green Lantern$159,82835%242134$660$114,909,2839Warner Bros.
6Mr. Popper's Penguins$152,60626%294-33$519$65,980,8089Fox
7Bridesmaids$148,21037%285-89$520$167,065,87014Universal
8Kung Fu Panda 2$139,37939%252-38$553$163,321,94112Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bad Teacher$89,42711%149-201$600$97,867,6978Sony / Columbia
10X-Men: First Class$76,89231%183-53$420$145,636,14011Fox
11The Hangover Part II$73,19536%232-71$315$253,886,76912Warner Bros.
12The Tree of Life$65,20462%118-52$553$12,419,13012Fox Searchlight
13Super 8$44,02945%108-66$408$125,486,17410Paramount
14Beginners$41,35272%103-23$401$5,490,52511Focus
15Larry Crowne$39,01038%166-63$235$35,540,2457Universal
16Monte Carlo$34,32522%124-17$277$22,664,6477Fox
17Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$30,83747%104-12$297$1,165,5585Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aarakshan$137,23327%91--$1,508$245,5701Reliance Big Pictures
2The Devil's Double$96,38032%8956$1,083$608,1073Lionsgate
3Born to Be Wild 3D$80,21425%490$1,637$11,229,26019Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Another Earth$59,51545%8227$726$635,2134Fox Searchlight
5Attack the Block$39,85931%4032$996$416,3463Sony / Screen Gems
6Rio (2011)$28,60549%99-40$289$143,456,42018Fox
7The Future$25,70047%202$1,285$213,9813Roadside Attractions
8Thor$22,80443%81-60$282$180,936,50815Paramount
9Project Nim$8,70222%18-3$483$300,4276Roadside Attractions
10A Better Life$6,41325%51-23$126$1,692,0888Summit
11Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$4,0705%55-33$74$14,996,09410Relativity Media
12Insidious$2,10849%13-13$162$53,976,20520FilmDistrict
1335 and Ticking$1,526-1%50$305$113,17013Image Entertainment
14Submarine$1,51774%7-3$217$465,89511Weinstein Company
15The Last Mountain$1,22858%52$246$118,59411Dada Films
16Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$598-6%31$199$236,56748Collective Eye
17Everything Must Go$427-7%3-5$142$2,702,23514Roadside Attractions
18The Conspirator$282-7%20$141$11,533,18318Roadside Attractions