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, Oct. 1 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hotel Transylvania$1,798,753-86%3,349--$537$44,320,9471Sony / Columbia
2Looper$1,768,621-66%2,992--$591$22,570,1731Sony / TriStar
3End of Watch$701,041-66%2,78050$252$26,681,7512Open Road
4Trouble with the Curve$517,251-68%3,2120$161$23,990,5982Warner Bros.
5House at the End of the Street$379,734-73%3,0830$123$22,573,0502Relativity Media
6Resident Evil: Retribution$282,506-66%2,381-635$119$38,973,7953Sony / Screen Gems
7Dredd 3D$252,778-63%2,55751$99$11,201,3412Lionsgate
8Finding Nemo 3D$226,749-80%2,639-265$86$36,671,5553Disney
9Won't Back Down$200,125-66%2,515--$80$2,803,4951Fox
10Lawless$92,238-55%1,503-1111$61$36,369,6855Weinstein Company
11The Possession$87,750-69%1,618-980$54$47,499,4725Lionsgate
12The Odd Life of Timothy Green$48,767-72%1,187-565$41$49,759,8047Disney
13ParaNorman$43,548-80%1,209-408$36$53,978,4927Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Oct. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pitch Perfect$378,550-70%335--$1,130$5,527,9831Universal
2The Master$211,725-66%85668$247$9,780,3493Weinstein Company
3The Perks of Being A Wallflower$82,628-69%10298$810$1,511,4132Lionsgate / Summit
4The Dark Knight Rises$73,167-62%655-293$112$444,450,82711Warner Bros.
5Arbitrage$64,835-69%25612$253$5,179,5373Roadside Attractions
6The Bourne Legacy$53,560-68%824-607$65$111,753,5158Universal
7The Campaign$41,419-59%630-620$66$85,940,9398Warner Bros.
8The Expendables 2$39,802-72%815-1005$49$84,065,1497Lionsgate
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$21,615-82%387-33$56$159,102,48112Fox
10Ted (2012)$16,875-61%225-68$75$218,135,42514Universal
11Barfi!$12,560-85%127-3$99$2,474,5683UTV Communications
12The Intouchables$11,303-68%121-35$93$12,482,65619Weinstein Company
13The Words$11,236-70%278-969$40$11,446,1034CBS Films
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$10,254-81%332-42$31$48,044,9659Fox
15Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$7,111-84%203-37$35$216,103,45517Paramount / DreamWorks
16Hit and Run$4,516-57%132-159$34$13,718,6536Open Road
17Step Up Revolution$4,296-76%110-72$39$35,061,62810Lionsgate / Summit
18The Cold Light of Day$3,277-59%104-51$32$3,752,3384Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Oct. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$11,133-66%520$214$8,817,51824Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$6,939-63%69-63$101$11,036,86914Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$5,943-63%82-38$72$45,300,83119Focus
4For A Good Time, Call...$5,887-59%84-21$70$1,210,9325Focus
5The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$5,237-53%32-15$164$46,319,21322Fox Searchlight
6Thaandavam$4,816-81%45--$107$133,8601UTV Communications
7Heroine$4,033-78%97-17$42$564,3182UTV Communications
810 Years$3,885-58%6320$62$181,9203Anchor Bay Films
9The Watch$3,868-54%46-31$84$34,291,15210Fox
10Born to Be Wild 3D$3,548-58%330$108$20,933,10378Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Apparition$3,204-70%6530$49$4,904,4876Warner Bros.
12Ruby Sparks$2,004-4%17-26$118$2,500,10210Fox Searchlight
13Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$1,665-72%40-45$42$3,116,7804Paramount
14Safety Not Guaranteed$1,336-57%34-6$39$3,982,10617FilmDistrict
15Cosmopolis$6469%5-4$129$762,1987Entertainment One Films
16Toys in the Attic$290-88%60$48$60,0674Hannover House
17Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$286-25%70$41$3,374,8258ARC Entertainment
18Husbands In Goa$45-91%4-3$11$7,5002UTV Communications