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 Mon, Feb. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$1,947,483-67%3,039--$641$26,424,1151Relativity Media
2Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$946,701-74%2,132--$444$16,530,6251Lionsgate
3Safe House$824,040-70%3,052-69$270$98,446,7453Universal
4The Vow$605,862-72%3,03880$199$103,529,9793Sony / Screen Gems
5Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$528,812-79%3,1740$167$38,567,0292Sony / Columbia
6This Means War$525,498-71%3,1890$165$34,021,1442Fox
7Wanderlust$513,060-64%2,002--$256$7,039,7101Universal
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$497,492-87%3,350-150$149$77,142,9453Warner Bros. / New Line
9Gone$276,142-72%2,186--$126$5,046,5021Summit
10Chronicle$234,621-75%1,797-759$131$58,219,5844Fox
11The Secret World of Arrietty$186,475-86%1,5220$123$14,695,3952Disney
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$165,506-83%1,618-1037$102$40,610,0913Fox
13The Woman in Black$150,564-75%1,727-832$87$50,602,2454CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$354,870-50%966158$367$32,134,52714Weinstein Company
2Hugo$191,757-51%501-57$383$69,546,46114Paramount
3The Descendants$157,323-68%889-354$177$78,617,45815Fox Searchlight
4The Iron Lady$104,617-36%522-101$200$25,826,1969Weinstein Company
5The Grey$72,011-66%917-1190$79$50,251,1025Open Road
6Big Miracle$34,540-83%628-1006$55$18,938,1204Universal
7Red Tails$32,955-70%489-520$67$48,703,0536Fox
8My Week with Marilyn$30,908-56%402282$77$14,105,55914Weinstein Company
9Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$29,388-58%164-20$179$23,305,51412Focus
10Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$28,237-66%333-70$85$185,917,19011Warner Bros.
11Underworld Awakening$23,791-64%260-566$92$62,173,6246Sony / Screen Gems
12Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$19,341-69%280-297$69$31,234,47310Warner Bros.
13Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$18,876-66%178-97$106$207,789,90311Paramount
14The Adventures of Tintin$18,702-76%272-31$69$76,920,44410Paramount
15War Horse$18,502-59%213-181$87$79,059,91410Disney / DreamWorks
16Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$16,746-85%311-89$54$130,401,32511Fox
17Contraband$16,745-62%197-223$85$66,190,1307Universal
18We Bought a Zoo$16,566-76%280-7$59$74,112,81210Fox
19Joyful Noise$13,904-71%277-63$50$30,600,5437Warner Bros.
20Albert Nobbs$11,157-63%100-19$112$2,621,7855Roadside Attractions
21One For the Money$10,107-74%229-704$44$25,961,4435Lionsgate
22Puss in Boots (2011)$5,901-83%138-25$43$149,240,64818Paramount / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$11,442-65%40-5$286$16,636,55047Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$6,134-76%48--$128$100,7171UTV Communications
3Shame$5,230-48%25-19$209$3,812,87313Fox Searchlight
4The Darkest Hour$4,867-73%94-19$52$21,431,67210Summit
5W.E.$4,364-16%15-5$291$269,6404Weinstein Company
6Happy Feet Two$4,005-77%85-50$47$63,938,37515Warner Bros.
7Man on a Ledge$3,961-68%76-325$52$18,064,8725Lionsgate
8Undefeated$3,381-28%50$676$73,5762Weinstein Company
9Haywire$3,089-63%37-42$83$18,830,2546Relativity Media
10Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$1,781-81%35-63$51$1,132,7343UTV Communications
11Coriolanus$1,607-72%8-5$201$366,7766Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$976-70%130$75$713,6819Focus
13The Devil Inside$638-63%25-9$26$53,194,5638Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$420-60%4-4$105$293,28510FilmDistrict