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, Nov. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$28,456,648-31%4,070--$6,992$141,067,6341Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$11,164,762-37%3,5050$3,185$160,941,6212Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$6,031,959-30%1,7751764$3,398$22,468,2422Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$5,550,178-36%3,622-130$1,532$121,750,2273Disney
5Flight$2,336,374-41%2,612565$894$61,523,6913Paramount
6Argo$1,031,459-46%2,210-553$467$91,998,8466Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$508,807-47%2,063-424$247$134,651,0097Fox
8Hotel Transylvania$317,747-23%1,248-1318$255$142,734,5198Sony / Columbia
9Pitch Perfect$308,550-46%1,122-269$275$61,084,2138Universal
10Here Comes the Boom$304,454-43%1,350-694$226$40,991,6716Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$385,800-28%160--$2,411$1,941,8051Yash Raj Films
2Cloud Atlas$294,124-26%920-1103$320$24,923,1324Warner Bros.
3The Sessions$237,083-43%516388$459$2,813,9385Fox Searchlight
4The Man With the Iron Fists$218,400-26%910-962$240$14,681,8803Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$152,735-40%511-96$299$15,572,2839Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$112,485-43%789-765$143$47,451,2776Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$86,618-49%850-1498$102$53,504,5985Paramount
8Alex Cross$70,107-46%535-555$131$25,194,8405Lionsgate / Summit
9Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$57,984-37%456-1446$127$17,127,7764Open Road
10Chasing Mavericks$51,840-34%198-261$262$5,619,0384Fox
11Looper$50,348-45%214-277$235$65,117,0448Sony / TriStar
12Fun Size$45,223-22%388-913$117$9,153,5984Paramount
13A Late Quartet$44,717-39%10038$447$530,8183Entertainment One / RKO
14Seven Psychopaths$42,045-41%171-185$246$14,457,6316CBS Films
15ParaNorman$39,410-25%180-18$219$55,633,87214Focus
16Trouble with the Curve$29,758-47%272-149$109$35,529,4189Warner Bros.
17House at the End of the Street$29,097-36%17597$166$31,354,6709Relativity Media
18Ice Age: Continental Drift$25,870-38%132-15$196$160,692,10919Fox
19The Dark Knight Rises$25,197-40%160-83$157$447,911,14818Warner Bros.
20The Campaign$7,076-46%101-37$70$86,897,18215Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$139,715-23%16--$8,732$443,0031Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$103,640-20%16--$6,478$320,6901Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$21,003-28%520$404$9,815,03631Warner Bros. / IMAX
4End of Watch$17,164-18%75-50$229$39,126,4909Open Road
5Arbitrage$16,215-30%80-7$203$7,761,71210Roadside Attractions
6The Master$13,665-42%52-36$263$15,788,70110Weinstein Company
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$13,527-31%72-10$188$48,869,51716Fox
8The Expendables 2$11,096-29%95-39$117$85,017,40114Lionsgate
9This Must Be the Place$8,557-27%154$570$87,2243Weinstein Company
10The Possession$8,043-34%81-40$99$49,122,31912Lionsgate
11Born to Be Wild 3D$7,362-52%300$245$21,317,46485Warner Bros. / IMAX
12The Intouchables$4,612-3%24-10$192$13,003,61326Weinstein Company
13Lawless$1,699-17%19-1$89$37,389,03412Weinstein Company
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,032-43%15-28$69$3,325,9546Atlas Distribution
15Simon and the Oaks$668-33%5--$134$150,1096The Film Arcade