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, Oct. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 4$4,473,532-53%3,412--$1,311$29,003,8661Paramount
2Argo$3,901,354-48%3,24715$1,202$43,011,9642Warner Bros.
3Hotel Transylvania$3,516,891-40%3,3849$1,039$118,522,3894Sony / Columbia
4Taken 2$2,927,084-52%3,489-217$839$105,832,3393Fox
5Alex Cross$2,530,038-48%2,539--$996$11,396,7681Lionsgate / Summit
6Here Comes the Boom$2,038,308-46%3,0140$676$23,131,5292Sony / Columbia
7Sinister$2,006,617-47%2,54215$789$31,735,6432Lionsgate / Summit
8Pitch Perfect$1,502,910-49%2,660-127$565$45,516,7784Universal
9Frankenweenie$1,265,180-33%2,362-643$536$28,238,7793Disney
10Looper$1,048,854-44%2,223-382$472$57,842,8194Sony / TriStar
11Seven Psychopaths$806,800-45%1,4800$545$9,161,4722CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$504,631-46%74519$677$9,123,8725Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$231,535-35%751-800$308$37,895,5715Open Road
3Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$167,601-33%945-67$177$2,860,4202Atlas Distribution
4Trouble with the Curve$162,174-51%925-887$175$34,084,5725Warner Bros.
5The Master$129,593-46%412-270$315$14,738,2136Weinstein Company
6The Dark Knight Rises$93,283-42%345-120$270$446,764,06714Warner Bros.
7House at the End of the Street$76,114-67%746-1120$102$30,782,8625Relativity Media
8Arbitrage$69,517-51%169-25$411$7,061,2676Roadside Attractions
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$57,013-34%222-15$257$160,072,50615Fox
10The Bourne Legacy$37,115-51%232-13$160$112,808,70011Universal
11Dredd 3D$32,079-28%1605$200$13,325,9685Lionsgate
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$29,762-35%149-27$200$48,574,36312Fox
13ParaNorman$29,012-40%168-8$173$54,664,35210Focus
14Resident Evil: Retribution$25,781-45%158-191$163$41,954,2986Sony / Screen Gems
15Lawless$22,808-39%184-103$124$37,264,1038Weinstein Company
16Ted (2012)$16,350-48%109-36$150$218,628,68017Universal
17Hope Springs (2012)$14,824-46%131-84$113$63,536,01111Sony / Columbia
18Premium Rush$13,432-43%119-44$113$20,275,4469Sony / Columbia
19Won't Back Down$12,523-36%168-345$75$5,228,7704Fox
20The Possession$10,571-64%133-236$79$48,833,6308Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$30,862-36%4--$7,716$113,4671Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$25,609-22%520$492$9,272,18427Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$11,661-44%601$194$12,822,91222Weinstein Company
4The Expendables 2$11,512-45%92-54$125$84,573,29310Lionsgate
5Born to Be Wild 3D$8,580-28%300$286$21,089,64981Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Campaign$8,110-46%74-27$110$86,437,56611Warner Bros.
7Simon and the Oaks$6,741-34%76$963$37,4772The Film Arcade
8The Other Dream Team$5,846-27%131$450$101,0054The Film Arcade
9Moonrise Kingdom$4,743-43%29-27$164$45,489,12522Focus
10War of the Buttons (2012)$4,591-42%3530$131$24,2732Weinstein Company
11Beasts of the Southern Wild$4,374-43%28-8$156$11,186,65017Fox Searchlight
12Barfi!$3,105-39%10-24$311$2,799,4456UTV Communications
13Thaandavam$1,014-53%2-1$507$212,1454UTV Communications
14Husbands In Goa$55038%20$275$9,5355UTV Communications
15Gayby$457-43%1--$457$8,2272The Film Collaborative