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 Sun, Jul. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$12,935,466-24%3,881--$3,333$46,629,2591Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$10,546,768-24%4,3180$2,443$200,500,3512Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$6,804,180-22%3,30347$2,060$159,257,2503Universal
4Brave$3,466,547-21%3,392-499$1,022$196,061,3194Disney
5Savages$3,069,775-20%2,6357$1,165$32,125,2902Universal
6Magic Mike$2,322,519-29%3,090-30$752$91,841,1983Warner Bros.
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$1,443,426-38%2,004-157$720$55,611,7213Lionsgate
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,144,110-22%2,285-576$501$203,901,3976Paramount / DreamWorks
9Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,137,722-16%2,7322$416$18,653,5442Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,122,090-27%92440$1,214$32,483,0028Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$416,137-29%747-378$557$613,660,48611Disney
3Prometheus$297,129-26%559-546$532$124,307,4166Fox
4Snow White and the Huntsman$274,185-37%677-475$405$151,630,8007Universal
5Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$225,527-28%655-1002$344$35,915,8424Fox
6People Like Us$223,219-33%961-1094$232$11,194,5363Disney / DreamWorks
7The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$208,532-24%342-17$610$43,040,82711Fox Searchlight
8Men in Black 3$206,894-48%497-382$416$174,787,8988Sony / Columbia
9Safety Not Guaranteed$104,340-26%18273$573$2,621,8246FilmDistrict
10The Hunger Games$82,288-29%212-16$388$404,864,65117Lionsgate
11Rock of Ages$71,566-38%255-446$281$37,559,9865Warner Bros. / New Line
12Dark Shadows$68,949-24%239-64$288$77,268,18810Warner Bros.
13Battleship$67,260-31%228-21$295$64,734,9509Universal
14That's My Boy$66,472-53%172-228$386$36,723,4995Sony / Columbia
15The Pirates! Band of Misfits$51,664-24%232-25$223$30,466,67212Sony / Columbia
16What to Expect When You're Expecting$49,860-28%221-15$226$40,729,8809Lionsgate
17Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$36,955-36%168-7$220$213,745,89520Universal
18The Dictator$34,055-10%161-25$212$59,504,4279Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$252,257-23%8162$3,114$1,692,6753Fox Searchlight
2The Intouchables$116,308-23%8323$1,401$3,581,4888Weinstein Company
3Bol Bachchan$72,739-23%980$742$1,004,1742Fox International Pictures
4To the Arctic 3D$67,081-10%520$1,290$5,522,81413Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$22,79125%423$543$5,494,6147ARC Entertainment
6The Three Stooges$19,676-57%72-4$273$44,053,04214Fox
7Born to Be Wild 3D$15,978-26%330$484$19,958,30267Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Obama Effect$12,800-30%25--$512$83,8961ARC Entertainment
9Mirror Mirror$12,204-44%91-28$134$64,757,06416Relativity Media
10The Imposter$8,7364%1--$8,736$22,3791Indomina Releasing
11Easy Money (2012)$8,588-16%2--$4,294$27,7831Weinstein Company
12A Cat In Paris$6,655-1%18--$370$208,7507GKIDS
13The Lucky One (2012)$5,118-41%41-31$125$60,443,23713Warner Bros.
14Chernobyl Diaries$3,799-33%23-15$165$18,112,9298Warner Bros.
15Crooked Arrows$942-49%9-2$105$1,830,4759Branded/Peck Films