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 Wed, Jul. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$6,503,281-25%4,3180$1,506$159,713,6291Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$4,004,880-16%3,25617$1,230$133,085,7152Universal
3Brave$2,650,102-16%3,891-75$681$182,313,6153Disney
4Magic Mike$2,503,417-11%3,120165$802$80,367,7192Warner Bros.
5Savages$1,537,380-21%2,628--$585$21,312,3301Universal
6Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,084,017-20%2,730--$397$13,850,0521Paramount
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,067,702-17%2,861-854$373$199,196,8455Paramount / DreamWorks
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$964,045-20%2,1610$446$49,036,9872Lionsgate
9People Like Us$293,188-20%2,0550$143$10,102,9572Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$272,336-13%1,125-227$242$611,973,43310Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$261,902-14%1,657-1100$158$34,879,9793Fox
12Prometheus$224,014-13%1,105-279$203$123,094,7835Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$206,845-12%1,152-489$180$150,406,9306Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$492,177-7%88430$557$28,280,4277Focus
2Men in Black 3$193,344-18%879-238$220$173,710,1457Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$99,004-8%359-60$276$42,284,13510Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$78,255-4%701-549$112$37,205,8794Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$72,837-23%400-630$182$36,339,2624Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$51,441-2%228-50$226$404,532,84716Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$44,755-4%303-62$148$76,993,0329Warner Bros.
8Battleship$39,840-6%249-59$160$64,454,4708Universal
9What to Expect When You're Expecting$31,996-11%23633$136$40,518,9258Lionsgate
10Safety Not Guaranteed$29,5986%109-3$272$2,251,8305FilmDistrict
11Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$27,995-9%175-27$160$213,574,28519Universal
12The Dictator$20,946-14%18656$113$59,378,4038Paramount
13Mirror Mirror$12,939-10%119-47$109$64,692,77815Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$65,3403%520$1,257$5,244,76412Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$40,8795%1912$2,152$863,9432Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$32,410-4%60-8$540$3,190,1577Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$15,755-8%330$477$19,884,73466Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Three Stooges$8,429-17%76-41$111$43,938,05013Fox
6The Cabin in the Woods$7,357-2%83-66$89$42,065,48113Lionsgate
7The Lucky One (2012)$6,7387%72-43$94$60,414,36612Warner Bros.
8For Greater Glory$6,2903%39-8$161$5,433,0636ARC Entertainment
9Chernobyl Diaries$3,034-5%38-107$80$18,094,7617Warner Bros.
10Easy Money (2012)$1,503--1--$1,503$1,5030Weinstein Company
11Crooked Arrows$1,073-3%11-2$98$1,824,5328Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$6031%29-49$21$16,007,67111Relativity Media