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. 28 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$6,641,012-3%4,164--$1,595$97,673,6911Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,421,3720%3,920-343$618$168,196,5223Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$1,312,961-12%3,108--$422$23,034,1931Fox
4Prometheus$1,040,350-6%2,862-580$364$113,336,8483Fox
5Snow White and the Huntsman$875,700-3%2,919-782$300$141,185,9204Universal
6Marvel's The Avengers$867,3383%2,230-298$389$602,083,0738Disney
7Rock of Ages$818,136-6%3,4700$236$32,181,5672Warner Bros. / New Line
8That's My Boy$781,130-18%3,0300$258$32,178,7482Sony / Columbia
9Men in Black 3$741,8140%2,462-673$301$166,740,0865Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$338,329-11%1,625--$208$5,549,7801Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$474,8103%395217$1,202$13,539,1175Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$232,3914%741-443$314$39,320,8948Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$104,9977%414-179$254$403,371,70714Lionsgate
4Battleship$67,7750%483-459$140$63,465,5706Universal
5Safety Not Guaranteed$51,604-1%12982$400$1,304,7453FilmDistrict
6What to Expect When You're Expecting$48,9405%411-805$119$40,000,6876Lionsgate
7The Dictator$47,239-11%316-803$149$58,942,0326Paramount
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$42,0500%234-43$180$213,063,79517Universal
9Mirror Mirror$34,6348%222-56$156$64,373,48913Relativity Media
10For Greater Glory$33,68011%160-220$211$5,210,0014ARC Entertainment
11Dark Shadows$32,60810%302-378$108$75,887,3587Warner Bros.
12The Cabin in the Woods$21,852-1%196-28$111$41,867,01011Lionsgate
13The Three Stooges$21,3264%154-47$138$43,736,76111Fox
14The Lucky One (2012)$20,362-2%202-148$101$60,238,56710Warner Bros.
15Chernobyl Diaries$20,002-3%240-15$83$17,971,6075Warner Bros.
16The Raven$11,3825%133104$86$15,961,8029Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$58,624-11%521$1,127$4,316,62610Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$44,2609%74-3$598$2,266,6665Weinstein Company
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$24,036-12%4--$6,009$51,2110Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$15,74910%330$477$19,656,86764Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$12,98616%85-23$153$103,860,29020Warner Bros. / New Line
6Wrath of the Titans$7,87823%70-35$113$83,670,08313Warner Bros.
7Lola Versus$5,588-10%50-2$112$229,6073Fox Searchlight
8Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$5,03211%16-141$315$285,5382Indomina Media