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 Thu, Jun. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$5,411,245-6%4,258--$1,271$84,950,5321Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$3,324,899-18%3,396--$979$68,658,1271Fox
3Snow White and the Huntsman$2,211,050-8%3,7774$585$108,797,0352Universal
4Men in Black 3$1,551,034-6%3,792-456$409$142,678,9833Sony / Columbia
5Marvel's The Avengers$1,305,722-3%3,129-541$417$577,888,9046Disney
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$447,740-8%1,2984$345$32,933,4956Fox Searchlight
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$367,489-7%2,087-820$176$37,436,0014Lionsgate
8The Dictator$271,967-15%1,651-998$165$56,568,2634Paramount
9Battleship$253,050-7%1,954-1190$130$60,903,6704Universal
10Dark Shadows$178,359-2%1,550-1452$115$74,532,6285Warner Bros.
11Chernobyl Diaries$114,421-10%1,180-1253$97$17,460,2083Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$155,610-1%751-348$207$400,913,62012Lionsgate
2For Greater Glory$119,0300%642-115$185$3,997,4372ARC Entertainment
3Mirror Mirror$53,5127%303-54$177$63,679,63211Relativity Media
4Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$52,2906%290-25$180$212,229,87015Universal
5The Lucky One (2012)$47,848-4%402-2$119$59,677,2288Warner Bros.
6Think Like a Man$36,468-7%287-222$127$90,476,1468Sony / Screen Gems
7The Three Stooges$28,717-1%245-40$117$43,238,3749Fox
8Crooked Arrows$28,056-3%278-49$101$1,674,2604Branded/Peck Films
9The Pirates! Band of Misfits$20,9045%317-268$66$29,048,9557Sony / Columbia
10Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$16,7481%126-29$133$103,617,52218Warner Bros. / New Line
11Wrath of the Titans$15,8052%150-55$105$83,472,81811Warner Bros.
12The Five-Year Engagement$13,990-5%175-43$80$28,552,3307Universal
13The Cabin in the Woods$11,3483%113-23$100$41,334,1939Lionsgate
14Safe (2012)$7,903-1%111-64$71$17,084,5187Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$213,117-7%9680$2,220$4,601,7363Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$65,92616%511$1,293$3,417,2098Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$43,452-12%7727$564$1,195,6173Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$16,256-4%330$493$19,423,97162Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Safety Not Guaranteed$10,757-16%9--$1,195$143,5051FilmDistrict
6Girl in Progress$5,92528%577$104$2,575,5045Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Piranha 3DD$4,445-6%78-8$57$339,7882Weinstein Company
8Bully (2012)$4,386-11%31-57$141$3,480,97111Weinstein Company
9Lola Versus$3,511-12%4--$878$46,2121Fox Searchlight
10The Artist$2,53326%36-51$70$44,660,12629Weinstein Company
11The Raven$2,232-21%34-27$66$15,827,9427Relativity Media
12Sound of My Voice$1,3685%24-24$57$391,9107Fox Searchlight
13High School$70810%4-196$177$139,0342Anchor Bay Films
14Friends With Kids$118-69%5-3$24$7,251,07314Roadside Attractions