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. 27 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$5,882,00634%2,77888$2,117$92,581,6553Disney / DreamWorks
2Colombiana$3,743,6040%2,614--$1,432$7,469,6721Sony / TriStar
3Rise of the Planet of the Apes$3,689,58342%3,346-125$1,103$146,102,6324Fox
4Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$3,034,455-15%2,760--$1,099$6,617,3091FilmDistrict
5Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$2,615,40462%3,30510$791$20,214,0092Weinstein Company
6Our Idiot Brother$2,593,7899%2,555--$1,015$4,984,0151Weinstein Company
7The Smurfs$2,045,10760%2,861-196$715$124,520,2365Sony / Columbia
8Crazy, Stupid, Love$1,283,07128%1,577-363$814$68,909,3365Warner Bros.
9Fright Night (2011)$1,242,03525%3,1140$399$13,418,0992Disney / DreamWorks
10Conan the Barbarian (2011)$1,217,93229%3,0150$404$15,641,2922Lionsgate
11Final Destination 5$1,050,81429%2,085-1070$504$37,226,3553Warner Bros. / New Line
1230 Minutes or Less$1,038,71225%2,071-817$502$30,973,4623Sony / Columbia
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,029,43949%1,328-410$775$369,959,0137Warner Bros.
14Cowboys & Aliens$1,021,14554%1,559-654$655$92,830,1955Universal
15One Day$992,02518%1,7254$575$9,105,8272Focus
16Captain America: The First Avenger$955,97852%1,424-564$671$168,106,2016Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Change-Up$497,18529%904-729$550$34,174,6554Universal
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$278,81857%51834$538$349,273,5849Paramount / DreamWorks
3Sarah's Key$264,63639%27271$973$3,905,2646Weinstein Company
4Horrible Bosses$260,88629%465-290$561$113,638,9418Warner Bros. / New Line
5Super 8$131,20752%242156$542$125,961,64712Paramount
6Mr. Popper's Penguins$117,89774%239-35$493$66,954,12111Fox
7Zookeeper$114,30152%225-145$508$77,132,6818Sony / Columbia
8Green Lantern$101,41259%222-20$457$115,907,50511Warner Bros.
9Bridesmaids$93,24527%222-22$420$167,987,71016Universal
10Kung Fu Panda 2$92,47880%194-43$477$164,211,34614Paramount / DreamWorks
11Friends With Benefits$90,07424%214-199$421$55,166,0176Sony / Screen Gems
12Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$73,47230%223-1759$329$11,631,6663Fox
13X-Men: First Class$49,50748%110-36$450$146,093,20013Fox
14The Hangover Part II$28,65943%128-65$224$254,285,04214Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 27 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$64,98861%490$1,326$12,070,76621Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Bad Teacher$49,09541%75-25$655$98,248,55210Sony / Columbia
3Another Earth$39,51347%947$420$1,074,6076Fox Searchlight
4The Devil's Double$33,74229%78-5$433$1,145,5385Lionsgate
5The Tree of Life$30,87723%971$318$12,826,38514Fox Searchlight
6Monte Carlo$27,02048%91-16$297$22,889,0479Fox
7Attack the Block$19,8144%30-14$660$693,3595Sony / Screen Gems
8Circumstance$14,181-18%7--$2,026$31,4751Roadside Attractions
9Beginners$12,38735%50-19$248$5,698,02013Focus
10Rio (2011)$11,540164%39-29$296$143,590,12820Fox
11The Future$8,6798%22-9$395$388,6685Roadside Attractions
12Redemption Road$8,03837%26--$309$13,9181Freestyle Releasing
13Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$4,60283%15-22$307$1,313,6437Fox Searchlight
14A Better Life$4,38159%31-34$141$1,750,71510Summit
15Insidious$2,98674%7-2$427$53,990,14122FilmDistrict
16Project Nim$2,80419%164$175$344,5378Roadside Attractions
17The Conspirator$441-6%3-1$147$11,537,48120Roadside Attractions
18Everything Must Go$414106%3-1$138$2,708,80016Roadside Attractions
195 Days of War$345-45%1-1$345$10,2852Anchor Bay Films
20Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$8-88%1-2$8$240,41750Collective Eye