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 Tue, Jul. 3 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$35,016,8844020%4,318--$8,110$35,866,8840Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$8,453,790-3%3,239--$2,610$71,598,1001Universal
3Brave$5,780,5017%3,966-198$1,458$142,936,9582Disney
4Magic Mike$5,468,4039%2,930--$1,866$49,617,7631Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,640,96311%2,161--$1,222$30,402,8701Lionsgate
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,162,9059%3,715-205$582$184,187,8344Paramount / DreamWorks
7Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$790,914-6%2,757-351$287$30,679,9072Fox
8People Like Us$672,56028%2,055--$327$5,453,6701Disney / DreamWorks
9Snow White and the Huntsman$549,735-16%1,641-1278$335$146,888,7405Universal
10Marvel's The Avengers$544,755-24%1,352-878$403$607,764,2769Disney
11Prometheus$543,754-23%1,384-1478$393$119,505,2684Fox
12Men in Black 3$460,6172%1,117-1345$412$170,631,9596Sony / Columbia
13That's My Boy$308,120-16%1,030-2000$299$35,093,6523Sony / Columbia
14Rock of Ages$301,028-24%1,250-2220$241$35,722,9913Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$873,41623%854459$1,023$20,046,6366Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$168,744-13%419-322$403$40,787,5779Fox Searchlight
3Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$90,728-41%621-1004$146$6,862,4492Focus
4Dark Shadows$71,20214%36563$195$76,414,5358Warner Bros.
5The Hunger Games$69,598-7%278-136$250$403,913,66615Lionsgate
6Safety Not Guaranteed$50,320-3%112-17$449$1,786,2584FilmDistrict
7Battleship$44,5400%308-175$145$63,958,1457Universal
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$38,38027%202-32$190$213,287,01018Universal
9Mirror Mirror$25,40819%166-56$153$64,540,74914Relativity Media
10What to Expect When You're Expecting$19,992-12%203-208$98$40,178,7147Lionsgate
11The Dictator$19,548-14%130-186$150$59,135,9787Paramount
12The Cabin in the Woods$14,4296%149-47$97$41,971,49912Lionsgate
13The Three Stooges$12,0235%117-37$103$43,832,85412Fox
14The Lucky One (2012)$11,79114%115-87$103$60,326,13111Warner Bros.
15Chernobyl Diaries$10,652-3%145-95$73$18,048,0856Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$67,4504%520$1,297$4,674,50711Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$53,27419%68-6$783$2,677,3546Weinstein Company
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$30,42131%4--$7,605$274,5141Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$13,585-7%330$412$19,743,12165Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$8,842-44%47-113$188$5,337,7145ARC Entertainment
6The Raven$4,75415%78-55$61$15,992,71810Relativity Media
7Lola Versus$2,3800%30-20$79$245,2014Fox Searchlight
8Crooked Arrows$1,198-55%13-12$92$1,808,6777Branded/Peck Films
9Rowdy Rathore$376-27%2--$188$776,8715UTV Communications