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, Jan. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$8,276,68738%3,372--$2,455$14,294,8581Paramount
2Mama$6,289,29062%2,68235$2,345$45,965,6152Universal
3Zero Dark Thirty$4,695,794101%2,929-17$1,603$67,132,3826Sony / Columbia
4Silver Linings Playbook$4,573,40094%2,641118$1,732$66,394,55311Weinstein Company
5Parker$3,016,99840%2,224--$1,357$5,165,2361FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$2,336,54892%2,007-509$1,164$144,844,8485Weinstein Company
7Les Miserables (2012)$2,011,05592%2,210-369$910$136,385,9555Universal
8Gangster Squad$1,957,27770%2,590-513$756$38,552,4683Warner Bros.
9Movie 43$1,953,4798%2,023--$966$3,764,0401Relativity Media
10Lincoln$1,915,064121%1,909-265$1,003$165,968,04712Disney / DreamWorks
11Broken City$1,890,41680%2,6222$721$14,210,2352Fox
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,647,767130%1,675-648$984$292,303,0327Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Haunted House$1,592,00393%2,002-158$795$34,612,9973Open Road
14Parental Guidance$1,254,976133%1,736-601$723$70,135,8505Fox
15The Last Stand$979,15081%2,9130$336$10,053,8432Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$1,243,083122%941-315$1,321$102,643,81710Fox
2The Impossible$913,05585%782-104$1,168$12,768,0726Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$908,788131%635-121$1,431$117,058,74016Warner Bros.
4Quartet$541,336107%163131$3,321$1,344,1383Weinstein Company
5Jack Reacher$406,57384%888-819$458$77,980,5646Paramount
6Race 2$397,64270%153--$2,599$630,8961UTV Motion Pictures
7Skyfall$395,441101%456-51$867$301,845,38612Sony / Columbia
8This is 40$365,04080%507-725$720$66,171,6306Universal
9Wreck-It Ralph$363,464199%588-724$618$182,237,78613Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$181,683183%305-169$596$100,087,43710Paramount / DreamWorks
11Hotel Transylvania$175,463166%228-9$770$147,505,74118Sony / Columbia
12The Guilt Trip$128,48383%352-290$365$36,169,9656Paramount
13Hyde Park on Hudson$124,806126%144-50$867$5,234,4568Focus
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$105,831104%216-90$490$291,012,68311Lionsgate / Summit
15Flight$101,42289%263-37$386$93,392,71313Paramount
16Here Comes the Boom$84,115119%191-18$440$44,868,41616Sony / Columbia
17Red Dawn (2012)$71,78284%205-44$350$44,498,07510FilmDistrict
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$66,17574%285-1189$232$33,961,8814Lionsgate
19Taken 2$33,223114%124-32$268$139,744,10717Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$48,35482%98-19$493$12,398,18111Focus
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$41,771133%96-169$435$12,342,6396Paramount
3The Master$31,88488%3723$862$16,106,60620Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$31,884140%520$613$10,961,15741Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Hitchcock$22,489120%90-32$250$5,846,58110Fox Searchlight
6Pitch Perfect$21,840100%91-34$240$64,956,84818Universal
7The Sessions$20,80098%620$335$5,849,85315Fox Searchlight
8Born to Be Wild 3D$13,13967%300$438$21,818,97995Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$13,09246%56-17$234$17,706,13119Lionsgate / Summit
10LUV$9,429121%21-24$449$132,8372Indomina Media
11A Late Quartet$6,721186%10-4$672$1,466,45313Entertainment One / RKO
12Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,66746%35-23$105$12,950,2648FilmDistrict
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$200--1--$200$92,72017Roadside Attractions