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 Wed, Oct. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Footloose (2011)$1,033,148-19%3,549--$291$18,869,3671Paramount
2Real Steel$940,057-19%3,4400$273$54,885,2952Disney / DreamWorks
3The Ides of March$635,245-13%2,1990$289$23,673,6152Sony / Columbia
4The Thing (2011)$568,990-24%2,996--$190$10,470,0251Universal
5Moneyball$496,351-12%2,840-178$175$59,176,0274Sony / Columbia
650/50$412,553-17%2,391-88$173$25,579,9243Summit
7Dolphin Tale$388,365-1%3,286-192$118$59,702,5164Warner Bros.
8Courageous$275,982-14%1,21453$227$22,156,4873Sony / TriStar
9The Big Year$255,793-19%2,150--$119$4,064,3581Fox
10The Lion King 3D$201,790-5%1,970-297$102$91,143,2935Disney
11Dream House$162,555-6%2,172-492$75$18,884,0303Universal
12Contagion$157,143-3%1,684-566$93$72,467,5146Warner Bros.
13The Help$147,5742%1,267-797$116$165,323,78010Disney / DreamWorks
14Killer Elite$112,003-16%1,431-980$78$24,114,2614Open Road
15What's Your Number?$106,803-21%1,282-1729$83$13,297,1163Fox
16Abduction$105,237-11%1,707-884$62$26,098,8164Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Drive (2011)$113,986-11%703-627$162$32,468,3595FilmDistrict
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$27,801-3%330-77$84$380,316,65914Warner Bros.
3Captain America: The First Avenger$20,465-9%246-57$83$176,236,56713Paramount
4Rise of the Planet of the Apes$20,332-19%273-109$74$175,372,58511Fox
5The Debt$19,868-3%200-158$99$30,934,0477Focus
6Laugh at My Pain$19,275-10%188-60$103$7,426,9586CodeBlack Entertainment
7Crazy, Stupid, Love$14,817-14%162-60$91$83,389,91212Warner Bros.
8Cowboys & Aliens$13,605-7%2082$65$100,008,43612Universal
9Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$12,0665%311-54$39$38,073,2779Weinstein Company
10Warrior (2011)$7,8701%135-184$58$13,595,9636Lionsgate
11I Don't Know How She Does It$3,647-20%107-133$34$9,582,5415Weinstein Company
12Shark Night 3D$2,145-25%115-30$19$18,663,5157Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$18,389-5%49--$375$13,558,87628Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Sarah's Key$7,5134%86-27$87$6,994,74013Weinstein Company
3Machine Gun Preacher$7,452-16%43-50$173$436,4324Relativity Media
4Labios Rojos$5,724-22%67--$85$92,7971Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Horrible Bosses$4,971-15%85-57$58$117,500,54315Warner Bros. / New Line
6Munger Road$3,677-1%3223$115$186,7913Freestyle Releasing
7Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$2,9091%80-34$36$23,895,2648FilmDistrict
8Circumstance$2,8726%191$151$407,5488Roadside Attractions
9Seven Days in Utopia$2,7210%41-36$66$4,340,6877Visio Entertainment
10Our Idiot Brother$1,884-23%41-26$46$24,696,5968Weinstein Company
11Dirty Girl$1,248-13%101$125$42,6692Weinstein Company
12Apollo 18$1,168-53%18-28$65$17,544,7617Weinstein Company
13Texas Killing Fields$996-18%3--$332$12,2081Anchor Bay Films
14Margaret$86655%6-8$144$42,1463Fox Searchlight
15Thunder Soul$6654%12-25$55$141,3864Roadside Attractions
16The Future$602-33%0-15--$554,27012Roadside Attractions
17Project Nim$107102%4-2$27$400,06015Roadside Attractions