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 Sat, Nov. 10 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$33,859,54411%3,505--$9,660$66,563,6211Sony / Columbia
2Wreck-It Ralph$14,871,95789%3,7520$3,964$83,382,6482Disney
3Flight$6,521,46554%2,047163$3,186$43,435,7002Paramount
4Argo$3,042,34066%2,763-11$1,101$83,835,7205Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$1,818,72354%2,487-152$731$130,285,1746Fox
6Here Comes the Boom$1,140,60963%2,044-270$558$38,350,3385Sony / Columbia
7Cloud Atlas$1,135,49659%2,02310$561$22,035,0263Warner Bros.
8Pitch Perfect$1,126,71043%1,391-111$810$58,439,2687Universal
9Hotel Transylvania$1,098,765111%2,566-356$428$140,172,5217Sony / Columbia
10The Man With the Iron Fists$1,076,38542%1,8724$575$12,062,8702Universal
11Paranormal Activity 4$867,92938%2,348-658$370$52,118,6234Paramount
12Sinister$666,10439%1,554-328$429$46,198,8345Lionsgate / Summit
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$540,49746%1,902-1031$284$15,993,4593Open Road
14Alex Cross$433,87774%1,090-558$398$24,373,8984Lionsgate / Summit
15Fun Size$327,39062%1,301-1715$252$8,572,1733Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$478,28644%607-15$788$14,293,2198Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$253,47751%491-205$516$64,508,8457Sony / TriStar
3The Sessions$251,46381%12859$1,965$1,500,4024Fox Searchlight
4Chasing Mavericks$183,40046%459-1571$400$5,114,1883Fox
5Seven Psychopaths$177,81261%356-103$499$13,982,0855CBS Films
6Trouble with the Curve$109,45639%421135$260$35,224,2358Warner Bros.
7ParaNorman$73,229115%198-48$370$55,402,60513Focus
8The Dark Knight Rises$66,29758%243-48$273$447,722,85017Warner Bros.
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$50,632120%147-10$344$160,527,02318Fox
10End of Watch$45,05749%125-33$360$38,993,1618Open Road
11The Possession$28,88982%121-34$239$49,057,95811Lionsgate
12The Expendables 2$27,76274%134-39$207$84,936,58813Lionsgate
13The Campaign$26,32750%138-50$191$86,829,00414Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lincoln$347,09229%11--$31,554$615,2231Disney / DreamWorks
2A Late Quartet$79,26181%6253$1,278$233,2762Entertainment One / RKO
3The Master$46,75675%88-50$531$15,658,5469Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$39,71225%520$764$9,656,23630Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Arbitrage$37,43371%87-29$430$7,644,2559Roadside Attractions
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$24,145127%82-13$294$48,787,29815Fox
7Resident Evil: Retribution$22,75173%91-40$250$42,328,0739Sony / Screen Gems
8House at the End of the Street$20,43872%78-50$262$31,232,6128Relativity Media
9This Must Be the Place$13,46269%119$1,224$34,7742Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$12,0069%300$400$21,247,32384Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Intouchables$10,65661%346$313$12,967,51725Weinstein Company
12Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$10,13829%38-22$267$133,5872UTV Communications
13Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$6,31457%43-27$147$3,311,3395Atlas Distribution
14Won't Back Down$3,28549%38-3$86$5,297,0767Fox
15Lawless$3,01634%20-15$151$37,376,93711Weinstein Company
16The Other Dream Team$1,056-30%50$211$133,1087The Film Arcade
17Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$9980%2-2$499$73,4696Roadside Attractions
18Vamps$629-8%10$629$2,0822Anchor Bay Films
19The Bay$82-15%1-22$82$29,5492Roadside Attractions