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 Fri, Nov. 30 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$5,500,983155%4,008-62$1,373$242,683,4873Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$4,866,907161%3,463-63$1,405$233,896,0964Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$4,040,663121%2,0180$2,002$74,230,1364Disney / DreamWorks
4Life of Pi$3,322,369151%2,9281$1,135$39,683,5102Fox
5Rise of The Guardians$2,970,844320%3,67219$809$38,418,0972Paramount / DreamWorks
6Killing Them Softly$2,516,897--2,424--$1,038$2,516,8971Weinstein Company
7Red Dawn (2012)$2,061,457209%2,78156$741$26,834,1652FilmDistrict
8Wreck-It Ralph$1,655,532280%3,087-172$536$152,891,7955Disney
9Flight$1,311,355140%2,603-35$504$78,298,1915Paramount
10The Collection$1,158,063--1,403--$825$1,158,0631LD Entertainment
11Argo$567,005143%1,043-212$544$99,547,4228Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$911,153150%3714$2,456$8,561,1343Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$622,181580%384318$1,620$2,483,5323Focus
3Talaash$484,776--174--$2,786$484,7761Reliance Entertainment
4Taken 2$144,015158%496-267$290$136,839,5949Fox
5Pitch Perfect$128,760249%403-89$320$62,840,93310Universal
6The Sessions$92,7586%226-289$410$4,341,6247Fox Searchlight
7The Perks of Being A Wallflower$67,431130%189-53$357$16,495,99011Lionsgate / Summit
8Cloud Atlas$67,38381%194-64$347$26,005,5006Warner Bros.
9Here Comes the Boom$65,589197%334-156$196$42,193,0428Sony / Columbia
10Looper$60,69293%280-13$217$65,775,86710Sony / TriStar
11The Man With the Iron Fists$30,45056%174-31$175$15,314,3955Universal
12Seven Psychopaths$29,874194%16280$184$14,706,3838CBS Films
13Hotel Transylvania$28,646113%248-216$116$143,584,17110Sony / Columbia
14Alex Cross$14,650115%114-30$129$25,447,7267Lionsgate / Summit
15Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$14,30648%124-66$115$17,428,8376Open Road
16House at the End of the Street$12,158152%108-30$113$31,519,75711Relativity Media
17Trouble with the Curve$11,781105%100-40$118$35,698,41711Warner Bros.
18ParaNorman$11,657186%104-30$112$55,824,82216Focus
19Fun Size$11,635198%116-28$100$9,325,8106Paramount
20Ice Age: Continental Drift$10,719201%102-7$105$160,842,94821Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitchcock$107,450341%5033$2,149$486,3322Fox Searchlight
2A Late Quartet$24,73264%74-14$334$808,8865Entertainment One / RKO
3Hecho en Mexico$23,583--12--$1,965$23,5831Lionsgate / Pantelion
4To the Arctic 3D$18,35262%520$353$10,018,40533Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Chasing Mavericks$12,802142%7919$162$5,801,9386Fox
6Sinister$12,236111%88-39$139$47,741,5638Lionsgate / Summit
7The Dark Knight Rises$12,12786%80-28$152$448,065,05820Warner Bros.
8Born to Be Wild 3D$11,738221%300$391$21,403,68087Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$10,680255%161$668$124,8842Warner Bros.
10Paranormal Activity 4$8,483105%70-38$121$53,700,2557Paramount
11End of Watch$6,10382%24-10$254$39,209,85111Open Road
12Arbitrage$5,46160%35-13$156$7,836,40812Roadside Attractions
13The Master$5,15026%23-2$224$15,860,98012Weinstein Company
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$4,174451%52-7$80$48,945,25518Fox
15Silent Night$3,359--11--$305$3,3591Anchor Bay Films
16The Intouchables$2,08757%19-7$110$13,036,61528Weinstein Company
17This Must Be the Place$1,648-1%7-1$235$123,4625Weinstein Company