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, Aug. 28 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$4,251,768-28%2,77888$1,531$96,833,4233Disney / DreamWorks
2Colombiana$2,938,504-22%2,614--$1,124$10,408,1761Sony / TriStar
3Rise of the Planet of the Apes$2,571,386-30%3,346-125$768$148,674,0184Fox
4Our Idiot Brother$2,027,616-22%2,555--$794$7,011,6311Weinstein Company
5Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$1,908,419-37%2,760--$691$8,525,7281FilmDistrict
6Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$1,776,220-32%3,30510$537$21,990,2292Weinstein Company
7The Smurfs$1,427,998-30%2,861-196$499$125,948,2345Sony / Columbia
8Conan the Barbarian (2011)$1,019,377-16%3,0150$338$16,660,6692Lionsgate
9Fright Night (2011)$863,679-30%3,1140$277$14,281,7782Disney / DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$846,049-18%1,328-410$637$370,805,0627Warner Bros.
11Crazy, Stupid, Love$823,166-36%1,577-363$522$69,732,5025Warner Bros.
1230 Minutes or Less$815,976-21%2,071-817$394$31,789,4383Sony / Columbia
13Cowboys & Aliens$693,755-32%1,559-654$445$93,523,9505Universal
14Final Destination 5$688,629-34%2,085-1070$330$37,914,9843Warner Bros. / New Line
15One Day$683,696-31%1,7254$396$9,789,5232Focus
16Captain America: The First Avenger$664,105-31%1,424-564$466$168,770,3066Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Change-Up$320,920-35%904-729$355$34,495,5754Universal
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$183,624-34%51834$354$349,457,2089Paramount / DreamWorks
3Sarah's Key$179,485-32%27271$660$4,084,7496Weinstein Company
4Horrible Bosses$176,210-32%465-290$379$113,815,1518Warner Bros. / New Line
5Super 8$87,540-33%242156$362$126,049,18712Paramount
6Mr. Popper's Penguins$75,306-36%239-35$315$67,029,42711Fox
7Green Lantern$68,991-32%222-20$311$115,976,49611Warner Bros.
8Kung Fu Panda 2$65,910-29%194-43$340$164,277,25614Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bridesmaids$61,050-35%222-22$275$168,048,76016Universal
10Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$54,695-26%223-1759$245$11,686,3613Fox
11Zookeeper$53,051-54%225-145$236$77,185,7328Sony / Columbia
12Friends With Benefits$50,685-44%214-199$237$55,216,7026Sony / Screen Gems
13X-Men: First Class$30,467-38%110-36$277$146,123,66713Fox
14The Hangover Part II$17,014-41%128-65$133$254,302,05614Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 28 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$54,566-16%490$1,114$12,125,33221Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Devil's Double$32,518-4%78-5$417$1,178,0565Lionsgate
3Another Earth$29,451-25%947$313$1,104,0586Fox Searchlight
4The Tree of Life$26,042-16%971$268$12,852,42714Fox Searchlight
5Attack the Block$17,892-10%30-14$596$711,2515Sony / Screen Gems
6Bad Teacher$16,142-67%75-25$215$98,264,69410Sony / Columbia
7Circumstance$11,843-16%7--$1,692$43,3181Roadside Attractions
8Monte Carlo$11,488-57%91-16$126$22,900,5359Fox
9The Future$10,16117%22-9$462$398,8295Roadside Attractions
10Beginners$9,580-23%50-19$192$5,707,60013Focus
11Rio (2011)$7,071-39%39-29$181$143,597,19920Fox
12Redemption Road$5,234-35%26--$201$19,1521Freestyle Releasing
13Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$4,7002%15-22$313$1,318,3437Fox Searchlight
14A Better Life$3,604-18%31-34$116$1,754,31910Summit
15Project Nim$2,627-6%164$164$347,1648Roadside Attractions
16Insidious$996-67%7-2$142$53,991,13722FilmDistrict
175 Days of War$54959%1-1$549$10,8342Anchor Bay Films
18The Conspirator$4778%3-1$159$11,537,95820Roadside Attractions
19Everything Must Go$227-45%3-1$76$2,709,02716Roadside Attractions