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. 29 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$19,654,489-20%4,4040$4,463$287,112,8102Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$3,993,849-25%3,869-17$1,032$114,899,8603Fox
3The Watch$3,556,431-24%3,168--$1,123$12,750,2971Fox
4Step Up Revolution$2,898,817-26%2,567--$1,129$11,731,7081Lionsgate / Summit
5Ted (2012)$2,159,010-28%3,129-85$690$193,618,7505Universal
6The Amazing Spider-Man$2,041,776-26%3,160-593$646$241,953,7214Sony / Columbia
7Brave$1,337,834-22%2,551-348$524$217,329,6726Disney
8Magic Mike$667,553-37%2,075-531$322$107,625,9835Warner Bros.
9Savages$608,035-18%1,414-922$430$43,983,7854Universal
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$347,242-39%1,111-429$313$62,736,1675Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$448,585-28%853-42$526$38,641,40310Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$302,002-25%20879$1,452$4,206,9365Fox Searchlight
3Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$280,556-21%808-453$347$209,570,9708Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Intouchables$175,557-24%194103$905$7,774,08710Weinstein Company
5Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$173,163-15%606-517$286$24,136,0744Paramount
6The Hunger Games$162,743-20%310120$525$405,882,32319Lionsgate
7Snow White and the Huntsman$115,375-29%355-54$325$153,261,2859Universal
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$105,627-27%276-12$383$44,471,60613Fox Searchlight
9Dark Shadows$68,247-47%222-190$307$79,350,52912Warner Bros.
10Prometheus$62,278-26%229-83$272$125,521,8568Fox
11Men in Black 3$53,070-30%187-79$284$175,842,48810Sony / Columbia
12Safety Not Guaranteed$52,583-26%14925$353$3,202,1268FilmDistrict
13Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$46,313-29%197-69$235$36,778,6146Fox
14Rock of Ages$39,050-45%302-20$129$38,289,2097Warner Bros. / New Line
15Battleship$29,395-24%140-32$210$65,173,16011Universal
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$24,203-23%151-38$160$30,906,70114Sony / Columbia
17What to Expect When You're Expecting$20,936-25%139-53$151$41,102,17111Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$53,325-23%520$1,025$6,410,89115Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Ruby Sparks$42,941-32%13--$3,303$180,6581Fox Searchlight
3Born to Be Wild 3D$15,977-34%330$484$20,212,75969Warner Bros. / IMAX
4For Greater Glory$13,6753%8956$154$5,608,8239ARC Entertainment
5Killer Joe$11,070-21%3--$3,690$36,9801LD Entertainment
6Bol Bachchan$7,478-37%24-22$312$1,216,2584Fox International Pictures
7Easy Money (2012)$6,902-31%53$1,380$83,5143Weinstein Company
8Mirror Mirror$3,964-30%56-3$71$64,868,69218Relativity Media
9A Cat In Paris$3,360-21%12-6$280$256,4379GKIDS
10Home Run Showdown$92664%1--$926$8,8241Image Entertainment
11The Obama Effect$445-15%2-19$223$110,2513ARC Entertainment
1230 Beats$58152%2-13$29$14,6862Roadside Attractions