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 Fri, Sep. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Retribution$8,363,335--3,012--$2,777$8,363,3351Sony / Screen Gems
2Finding Nemo 3D$5,056,737--2,904--$1,741$5,056,7371Disney
3The Possession$1,826,687280%2,86026$639$37,193,7993Lionsgate
4Lawless$1,360,173164%3,063-75$444$27,281,9273Weinstein Company
5The Words$928,562177%2,8010$332$7,208,4472CBS Films
6The Expendables 2$888,407136%2,896-364$307$78,148,3865Lionsgate
7The Bourne Legacy$845,225167%2,170-596$390$105,786,8856Universal
8The Campaign$753,916182%2,002-540$377$81,206,0726Warner Bros.
9ParaNorman$681,284237%2,326-530$293$46,977,5305Focus
10The Odd Life of Timothy Green$664,950260%2,415-302$275$44,438,5985Disney
11The Dark Knight Rises$609,073138%1,581-406$385$439,479,7029Warner Bros.
12Hope Springs (2012)$563,002103%1,946-491$289$59,213,1036Sony / Columbia
13Premium Rush$376,320105%1,339-843$281$17,940,1924Sony / Columbia
14The Cold Light of Day$276,370117%1,5110$183$2,708,5542Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Arbitrage$600,560--197--$3,049$600,5601Roadside Attractions
2Barfi!$260,292--132--$1,972$260,2921UTV Communications
3Ted (2012)$117,135139%411-104$285$217,170,89512Universal
4Hit and Run$115,0118%651-1159$177$13,071,6924Open Road
5Ice Age: Continental Drift$114,948260%541-222$212$157,427,03010Fox
6Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$105,667-52%32255$328$2,541,0362Paramount
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$102,056392%591-340$173$46,934,8437Fox
8Sparkle (2012)$101,21875%494-379$205$23,728,3125Sony / TriStar
9The Amazing Spider-Man$96,943--328-88$296$260,844,06311Sony / Columbia
10For A Good Time, Call...$90,131289%10751$842$635,1633Focus
11Total Recall (2012)$85,199--303-199$281$57,883,3187Sony / Columbia
12Beasts of the Southern Wild$69,53773%212-57$328$10,486,97012Fox Searchlight
13The Intouchables$66,51899%180-14$370$11,753,09317Weinstein Company
14Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$65,502256%306-39$214$215,380,73015Paramount / DreamWorks
15Step Up Revolution$55,548440%26870$207$34,588,6088Lionsgate / Summit
16Moonrise Kingdom$55,374103%157-43$353$44,796,95717Focus
17Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$27,503200%160-7$172$65,547,30012Lionsgate
18The Watch$25,180103%1383$182$34,077,6028Fox
19Magic Mike$17,11377%115-87$149$113,632,98112Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$242,127--5--$48,425$242,1271Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$20,37973%520$392$8,459,82722Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$17,54564%80-34$219$46,142,19920Fox Searchlight
4The Apparition$14,2588%68-208$210$4,804,4244Warner Bros.
5Ruby Sparks$13,227160%70-6$189$2,407,2798Fox Searchlight
6Safety Not Guaranteed$9,201140%46-8$200$3,900,17215FilmDistrict
7Cosmopolis$7,22050%31-14$233$729,0275Entertainment One Films
810 Years$7,201--3--$2,400$7,2011Anchor Bay Films
9Branded$5,912-68%80-227$74$330,5582Roadside Attractions
10Born to Be Wild 3D$4,1129%330$125$20,837,07076Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure$826-89%8-273$103$1,062,3983Kenn Viselman Presents
12Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$808-33%7-15$115$3,366,6526ARC Entertainment
13Mugamoodi$79795%3-14$266$95,5383UTV Communications
14Joker$150-85%3-40$50$168,9013UTV Communications