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, Oct. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Puss in Boots (2011)$13,804,99544%3,952--$3,493$23,374,1251Paramount / DreamWorks
2Paranormal Activity 3$7,289,92113%3,3298$2,190$76,508,9462Paramount
3In Time$4,700,10610%3,122--$1,505$8,987,0891Fox
4Footloose (2011)$2,367,37231%3,224-331$734$37,210,7433Paramount
5Real Steel$2,136,60260%2,914-498$733$72,627,3184Disney / DreamWorks
6The Rum Diary$1,893,3483%2,272--$833$3,734,6031FilmDistrict
7The Three Musketeers (2011)$1,487,32944%3,0170$493$13,857,4512Summit
8The Ides of March$1,283,79562%1,572-470$817$32,872,3594Sony / Columbia
9Moneyball$1,150,38683%1,631-722$705$66,800,9586Sony / Columbia
10Courageous$768,80742%1,134-61$678$27,152,5595Sony / TriStar
11Johnny English Reborn$738,15058%1,5542$475$5,976,1752Universal
12Dolphin Tale$719,51561%1,838-990$391$66,567,3286Warner Bros.
1350/50$592,88140%1,194-738$497$30,947,9735Summit
14The Thing (2011)$355,47031%1,394-1601$255$15,845,0503Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anonymous$410,00930%265--$1,547$725,1041Sony / Columbia
2Margin Call$313,20962%14084$2,237$1,264,2832Roadside Attractions
3Dream House$184,27547%585-639$315$20,746,6305Universal
4The Help$168,89445%450-326$375$166,796,42812Disney / DreamWorks
5Contagion$148,11947%411-490$360$74,015,0268Warner Bros.
6The Smurfs$112,36974%303-24$371$140,826,40014Sony / Columbia
7Drive (2011)$111,29549%194-173$574$33,639,3187FilmDistrict
8The Big Year$104,72452%423-1727$248$6,766,5943Fox
9Abduction$93,08246%351-402$265$27,114,7746Lionsgate
10The Lion King 3D$84,20063%378-713$223$93,075,4737Disney
11The Mighty Macs$83,70420%389-586$215$1,439,1482Quaker Media
12Rise of the Planet of the Apes$77,22760%231-18$334$175,839,23713Fox
13Crazy, Stupid, Love$65,23231%250-58$261$83,865,81414Warner Bros.
14Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$49,25362%163-77$302$380,676,14916Warner Bros.
15Killer Elite$46,70546%257-494$182$24,879,8026Open Road
16Captain America: The First Avenger$35,22255%139-45$253$176,530,65915Paramount
17Colombiana$35,12962%151-25$233$36,642,69110Sony / TriStar
18Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$28,183101%151-27$187$38,261,43511Weinstein Company
19Apollo 18$22,13861%120107$184$17,590,2359Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Martha Marcy May Marlene$100,41550%3228$3,138$366,5452Fox Searchlight
2Like Crazy$43,8188%4--$10,955$84,5691Paramount Vantage
3Born to Be Wild 3D$32,11018%490$655$13,792,41930Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Cowboys & Aliens$27,75565%91-40$305$100,199,19114Universal
5The Debt$22,66770%87-32$261$31,132,3969Focus
6Laugh at My Pain$20,20151%51-52$396$7,626,6528CodeBlack Entertainment
7Shark Night 3D$19,11354%90-12$212$18,782,7639Relativity Media
8Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$18,00551%7522$240$23,963,51510FilmDistrict
9What's Your Number?$16,1496%62-281$260$13,844,5285Fox
10The Double (2011)$9,055-15%11--$823$19,7451Image Entertainment
11Inni$7,44562%3--$2,482$28,8121Cinema Purgatorio
12Munger Road$7,30421%10-6$730$239,6475Freestyle Releasing
13Sarah's Key$5,64064%29-19$194$7,052,36515Weinstein Company
14Our Idiot Brother$5,26136%51-28$103$24,760,21310Weinstein Company
15Machine Gun Preacher$4,88924%13-12$376$501,5436Relativity Media
16Warrior (2011)$3,58042%31-34$115$13,650,0228Lionsgate
17Seven Days in Utopia$2,53111%11-9$230$4,366,3369Visio Entertainment
18Circumstance$2,50764%7-3$358$427,77810Roadside Attractions
19Texas Killing Fields$2,39865%73$343$31,8653Anchor Bay Films
20I Don't Know How She Does It$1,49334%14-15$107$9,601,5547Weinstein Company
21Labios Rojos$1,00765%11-32$92$133,8053Lionsgate / Pantelion
22Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$93650%6-15$156$482,6229Indomina Media
23The Future$80745%5-9$161$564,11514Roadside Attractions
24Dirty Girl$2721%1-4$272$51,2284Weinstein Company
25Project Nim$155-33%3-9$52$405,76517Roadside Attractions
26Thunder Soul$93191%40$23$143,5286Roadside Attractions