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, May. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$23,587,06955%4,249-100$5,551$440,844,5303Disney
2Battleship$9,723,15011%3,690--$2,635$18,505,3751Universal
3The Dictator$6,651,24716%3,008--$2,211$19,420,0811Paramount
4Dark Shadows$5,311,70639%3,7550$1,415$47,270,3302Warner Bros.
5What to Expect When You're Expecting$4,087,2776%3,021--$1,353$7,936,0511Lionsgate
6The Hunger Games$1,270,64954%2,064-467$616$390,726,1569Lionsgate
7Think Like a Man$1,164,96744%1,722-330$677$85,160,0235Sony / Screen Gems
8The Lucky One (2012)$732,95523%2,005-834$366$56,487,1605Warner Bros.
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$652,19985%1,840-1239$354$24,916,6954Sony / Columbia
10The Five-Year Engagement$464,12539%1,175-1394$395$26,791,6354Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$1,353,73055%354176$3,824$7,224,1393Fox Searchlight
2Chimpanzee$274,09550%895-664$306$26,797,5295Disneynature
3The Three Stooges$204,02871%594-822$343$41,717,3176Fox
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$200,87071%379-76$530$210,051,09512Universal
5Wrath of the Titans$190,95945%36095$530$82,366,9918Warner Bros.
6Girl in Progress$181,76547%3220$564$1,983,0522Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Mirror Mirror$173,14875%407-200$425$61,419,4918Relativity Media
8The Cabin in the Woods$160,58641%448-581$358$40,444,9096Lionsgate
921 Jump Street$142,82041%261-328$547$135,601,51710Sony / Columbia
10Safe (2012)$116,01054%503-1187$231$16,487,3444Lionsgate
11American Reunion$108,75539%290-231$375$56,418,1057Universal
12The Raven$103,41142%432-1456$239$15,485,2634Relativity Media
13Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$92,32074%245-15$377$102,797,81315Warner Bros. / New Line
14Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$41,95562%134-66$313$8,694,06111CBS Films
15Lockout$37,45738%191-64$196$14,268,1526Open Road
16Bully (2012)$27,049-37%204-59$133$3,099,6688Weinstein Company
17A Thousand Words$25,56083%110-17$232$18,357,11911Paramount
18The Artist$11,13756%103-648$108$44,540,88226Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Crooked Arrows$87,422-26%55--$1,589$205,9631Branded/Peck Films
2To the Arctic 3D$71,115-15%490$1,451$1,773,0605Warner Bros. / IMAX
3This Means War$28,66849%90-42$319$54,659,99914Fox
4Titanic 3D$20,49347%70-87$293$57,720,0477Paramount
5Born to Be Wild 3D$17,244-38%340$507$18,904,99259Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Act of Valor$16,71855%96-22$174$69,952,99913Relativity Media
7Sound of My Voice$11,91124%37-9$322$240,3704Fox Searchlight
8Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$5,65565%17-6$333$1,198,2106Code Black Entertainment
9Friends With Kids$4,36051%25-11$174$7,222,80811Roadside Attractions
10Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe$4,34480%8-2$543$28,1292UTV Communications
11The Road (2012)$2,44048%10-40$244$86,8382Freestyle Releasing
12Coriolanus$2,11954%8-3$265$748,02218Weinstein Company
13Lovely Molly$2,035-78%5--$407$11,2171Image Entertainment
14Undefeated$1,66947%9-4$185$547,17814Weinstein Company
15Blue Like Jazz$78536%7-4$112$592,1236Roadside Attractions
16Red Tails$27619%3-6$92$49,868,26818Fox
17Touchback$272114%3-3$91$204,0406Anchor Bay Films
18Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$120700%1-11$120$43,455,75815Fox