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, Feb. 25 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$9,478,2655%3,039--$3,119$18,525,1231Relativity Media
2Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$6,626,74925%2,132--$3,108$11,939,4371Lionsgate
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$6,359,589100%3,350-150$1,898$72,792,8373Warner Bros. / New Line
4Safe House$5,020,54059%3,052-69$1,645$94,875,9203Universal
5The Vow$4,484,63537%3,03880$1,476$100,763,3123Sony / Screen Gems
6Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$4,136,23977%3,1740$1,303$35,510,0562Sony / Columbia
7This Means War$3,859,94141%3,1890$1,210$31,670,6642Fox
8Wanderlust$2,922,92035%2,002--$1,460$5,095,0851Universal
9Gone$2,111,93227%2,186--$966$3,774,8871Summit
10The Secret World of Arrietty$1,995,06288%1,5220$1,311$13,213,7032Disney
11Chronicle$1,672,97156%1,797-759$931$57,046,6894Fox
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,471,08594%1,618-1037$909$39,497,1073Fox
13The Woman in Black$1,264,53146%1,727-832$732$49,861,1064CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,456,40497%966158$1,508$31,069,93114Weinstein Company
2The Descendants$1,097,789102%889-354$1,235$77,967,02115Fox Searchlight
3Hugo$732,53391%501-57$1,462$68,959,84314Paramount
4The Grey$369,32867%917-1190$403$49,969,7375Open Road
5The Iron Lady$347,46789%522-101$666$25,558,0249Weinstein Company
6Big Miracle$298,30079%628-1006$475$18,699,4954Universal
7Red Tails$195,80951%489-520$400$48,558,5886Fox
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$182,865105%164-20$1,115$23,206,81712Focus
9Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$179,440118%311-89$577$130,269,13911Fox
10Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$165,18060%333-70$496$185,806,79211Warner Bros.
11My Week with Marilyn$155,91596%402282$388$14,005,15414Weinstein Company
12We Bought a Zoo$135,93072%280-7$485$74,026,47810Fox
13The Adventures of Tintin$127,87089%272-31$470$76,822,16710Paramount
14Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$124,34375%280-297$444$31,152,48710Warner Bros.
15Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$112,62365%178-97$633$207,714,78011Paramount
16Underworld Awakening$108,21559%260-566$416$62,083,3176Sony / Screen Gems
17The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$89,90584%125-64$719$101,661,78110Sony / Columbia
18Joyful Noise$85,24570%277-63$308$30,538,1897Warner Bros.
19War Horse$83,79777%213-181$393$78,996,68910Disney / DreamWorks
20Contraband$77,81555%197-223$395$66,129,0607Universal
21Albert Nobbs$64,64587%100-19$646$2,580,7515Roadside Attractions
22One For the Money$60,60255%229-704$265$25,913,0745Lionsgate
23Puss in Boots (2011)$55,825119%138-25$405$149,199,38618Paramount / DreamWorks
24Jack and Jill$38,78398%109-25$356$74,135,51416Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$43,9309%40-5$1,098$16,592,14947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$42,67163%48--$889$68,8861UTV Communications
3The Darkest Hour$29,93672%94-19$318$21,408,61210Summit
4Happy Feet Two$23,347119%85-50$275$63,916,71415Warner Bros.
5Man on a Ledge$21,4754%76-325$283$18,588,4255Lionsgate
6Shame$19,83254%25-19$793$3,797,49613Fox Searchlight
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$19,25371%35-63$550$1,121,5043UTV Communications
8Haywire$17,54624%37-42$474$18,818,8436Relativity Media
9W.E.$13,63355%15-5$909$260,1044Weinstein Company
10Coriolanus$10,986110%8-5$1,373$359,3516Weinstein Company
11Undefeated$9,54889%50$1,910$65,4742Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$6,07878%130$468$709,4419Focus
13The Devil Inside$2,94324%25-9$118$53,192,1898Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,890126%4-4$473$291,80510FilmDistrict