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 Mon, Jul. 23 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 23 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$19,389,129-52%4,404--$4,403$180,276,4241Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,885,030-51%3,8865$742$91,725,3142Fox
3The Amazing Spider-Man$1,550,349-51%3,753-565$413$230,161,7743Sony / Columbia
4Ted (2012)$1,430,230-50%3,214-89$445$181,861,6554Universal
5Brave$974,233-46%2,899-493$336$209,748,4065Disney
6Magic Mike$666,461-37%2,606-484$256$102,632,9204Warner Bros.
7Savages$502,055-54%2,336-299$215$40,557,1303Universal
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$274,955-53%1,540-464$179$60,564,5774Lionsgate
9Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$236,417-29%1,123-1609$211$22,849,1233Paramount
10Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$220,850-43%1,261-1024$175$207,847,0517Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 23 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$263,474-50%895-29$294$36,351,4339Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$103,929-55%12948$806$2,959,0714Fox Searchlight
3Dark Shadows$103,693-59%412173$252$78,724,66711Warner Bros.
4Marvel's The Avengers$98,364-44%495-252$199$615,156,78912Disney
5Snow White and the Huntsman$67,485-44%409-268$165$152,656,8008Universal
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$63,861-49%288-54$222$43,916,63212Fox Searchlight
7Prometheus$48,374-49%312-247$155$125,161,8637Fox
8Rock of Ages$38,384-45%32267$119$38,004,8196Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Hunger Games$31,550-42%190-22$166$405,259,26118Lionsgate
10Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$30,535-47%266-389$115$36,515,9265Fox
11Safety Not Guaranteed$21,375-55%124-58$172$2,962,0647FilmDistrict
12Battleship$18,920-52%172-56$110$65,015,09510Universal
13What to Expect When You're Expecting$18,346-41%192-29$96$40,972,50410Lionsgate
14Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$15,030-36%167-1$90$213,964,53521Universal
15The Dictator$8,032-50%105-56$76$59,625,10010Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 23 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$52,9932%520$1,019$6,021,73914Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$37,786-60%918$415$7,110,4889Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$15,12913%330$458$20,095,29168Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Three Stooges$5,067-62%53-19$96$44,165,37915Fox
5Mirror Mirror$4,759-34%59-32$81$64,834,39617Relativity Media
6For Greater Glory$3,298-62%33-9$100$5,561,0228ARC Entertainment
7Easy Money (2012)$2,550-43%20$1,275$54,6012Weinstein Company
8The Imposter$1,331--1--$1,331$43,0742Indomina Releasing
9A Cat In Paris$1,275-73%180$71$232,5568GKIDS