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, Sep. 16 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Retribution$5,054,578-34%3,012--$1,678$21,052,2271Sony / Screen Gems
2Finding Nemo 3D$4,621,446-34%2,904--$1,591$16,687,7731Disney
3The Possession$1,289,532-51%2,86026$451$41,133,4903Lionsgate
4Lawless$1,138,950-38%3,063-75$372$30,270,1313Weinstein Company
5ParaNorman$967,969-33%2,326-530$416$49,389,1875Focus
6The Expendables 2$824,323-42%2,896-364$285$80,405,9805Lionsgate
7The Odd Life of Timothy Green$703,314-43%2,415-302$291$46,372,2845Disney
8The Bourne Legacy$672,700-50%2,170-596$310$107,794,1356Universal
9The Words$649,768-49%2,8010$232$9,141,1582CBS Films
10The Campaign$558,712-49%2,002-540$279$82,870,3196Warner Bros.
11The Dark Knight Rises$545,829-47%1,581-406$345$441,053,0789Warner Bros.
12Hope Springs (2012)$428,599-49%1,946-491$220$60,475,2816Sony / Columbia
13Premium Rush$312,408-46%1,339-843$233$18,834,7824Sony / Columbia
14The Cold Light of Day$207,127-43%1,5110$137$3,279,5502Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Sep. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Arbitrage$492,032-46%197--$2,498$2,002,1651Roadside Attractions
2Barfi!$338,425-27%132--$2,564$1,061,7131UTV Communications
3Ice Age: Continental Drift$173,784-41%541-222$321$157,893,66310Fox
4Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$157,691-37%591-340$267$47,342,1307Fox
5Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$111,748-35%32255$347$2,825,4622Paramount
6The Amazing Spider-Man$96,676-40%328-88$295$261,102,26011Sony / Columbia
7Sparkle (2012)$90,152-53%494-379$182$24,008,9575Sony / TriStar
8Ted (2012)$86,310-51%411-104$210$217,431,88012Universal
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$84,851-39%306-39$277$215,604,24315Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hit and Run$84,101-49%651-1159$129$13,321,8164Open Road
11For A Good Time, Call...$72,107-33%10751$674$815,4733Focus
12Total Recall (2012)$65,338-48%303-199$216$58,074,6257Sony / Columbia
13Step Up Revolution$63,180-38%26870$236$34,753,5888Lionsgate / Summit
14Beasts of the Southern Wild$62,592-44%212-57$295$10,660,98412Fox Searchlight
15The Intouchables$59,781-53%180-14$332$11,940,92217Weinstein Company
16Moonrise Kingdom$46,807-47%157-43$298$44,931,56917Focus
17Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$26,633-46%160-7$166$65,623,12812Lionsgate
18The Watch$25,593-31%1383$185$34,140,1158Fox
19Magic Mike$10,594-51%115-87$92$113,665,03112Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Sep. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$230,607-13%5--$46,121$736,3111Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$25,382-39%520$488$8,526,62822Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$16,480-39%80-34$206$46,185,49820Fox Searchlight
4The Apparition$10,242-53%68-208$151$4,836,4144Warner Bros.
5Ruby Sparks$9,631-49%70-6$138$2,435,7658Fox Searchlight
6Safety Not Guaranteed$8,408-34%46-8$183$3,921,38815FilmDistrict
7Born to Be Wild 3D$7,056-22%330$214$20,853,20076Warner Bros. / IMAX
810 Years$6,292-32%3--$2,097$22,7071Anchor Bay Films
9Branded$5,416-24%80-227$68$343,0692Roadside Attractions
10Cosmopolis$5,180-45%31-14$167$743,6365Entertainment One Films
11Mugamoodi$910-45%3-14$303$98,1103UTV Communications
12The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure$884-11%8-273$111$1,064,2773Kenn Viselman Presents
13Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$452-42%7-15$65$3,367,8886ARC Entertainment
14Joker$61-65%3-40$20$169,1373UTV Communications