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, Jan. 27 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$5,396,098-35%3,372--$1,600$19,690,9561Paramount
2Mama$2,909,970-54%2,68235$1,085$48,875,5852Universal
3Zero Dark Thirty$2,671,597-43%2,929-17$912$69,803,9796Sony / Columbia
4Silver Linings Playbook$2,514,113-45%2,641118$952$68,908,66611Weinstein Company
5Parker$1,842,986-39%2,224--$829$7,008,2221FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$1,391,910-40%2,007-509$694$146,236,7585Weinstein Company
7Gangster Squad$1,172,634-40%2,590-513$453$39,725,1023Warner Bros.
8Les Miserables (2012)$1,160,250-42%2,210-369$525$137,546,2055Universal
9Lincoln$1,083,476-43%1,909-265$568$167,051,52312Disney / DreamWorks
10Broken City$1,079,312-43%2,6222$412$15,289,5472Fox
11Movie 43$1,041,838-47%2,023--$515$4,805,8781Relativity Media
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,020,799-38%1,675-648$609$293,323,8317Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Haunted House$827,001-48%2,002-158$413$35,439,9983Open Road
14Parental Guidance$709,647-43%1,736-601$409$70,845,4975Fox
15The Last Stand$630,664-36%2,9130$216$10,684,5072Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$783,691-37%941-315$833$103,427,50810Fox
2The Impossible$529,321-42%782-104$677$13,297,3936Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$510,045-44%635-121$803$117,568,78516Warner Bros.
4Quartet$355,723-34%163131$2,182$1,699,8613Weinstein Company
5Race 2$253,861-36%153--$1,659$884,7571UTV Motion Pictures
6Wreck-It Ralph$246,854-32%588-724$420$182,484,64013Disney
7Skyfall$198,740-50%456-51$436$302,044,12612Sony / Columbia
8Jack Reacher$192,918-53%888-819$217$78,173,4826Paramount
9This is 40$152,095-58%507-725$300$66,323,7256Universal
10Rise of The Guardians$125,420-31%305-169$411$100,212,85710Paramount / DreamWorks
11Hotel Transylvania$109,363-38%228-9$480$147,615,10418Sony / Columbia
12Hyde Park on Hudson$77,513-38%144-50$538$5,311,9698Focus
13The Guilt Trip$69,953-46%352-290$199$36,239,9186Paramount
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$63,006-40%216-90$292$291,075,68911Lionsgate / Summit
15Flight$58,415-42%263-37$222$93,451,12813Paramount
16Here Comes the Boom$44,328-47%191-18$232$44,912,74416Sony / Columbia
17Red Dawn (2012)$39,395-45%205-44$192$44,537,47010FilmDistrict
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$32,083-52%285-1189$113$33,993,9644Lionsgate
19Taken 2$17,177-48%124-32$139$139,761,28417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$35,264-27%98-19$360$12,433,44511Focus
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$33,605-20%96-169$350$12,376,2446Paramount
3The Master$21,561-32%3723$583$16,128,16720Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$18,564-42%520$357$10,979,72141Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Sessions$11,736-44%620$189$5,861,58915Fox Searchlight
6Hitchcock$10,936-51%90-32$122$5,857,51710Fox Searchlight
7Pitch Perfect$10,010-54%91-34$110$64,966,85818Universal
8Born to Be Wild 3D$8,512-35%300$284$21,827,49195Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$7,707-41%56-17$138$17,713,83819Lionsgate / Summit
10LUV$6,141-35%21-24$292$138,9782Indomina Media
11A Late Quartet$5,352-20%10-4$535$1,471,80513Entertainment One / RKO
12Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,320-37%35-23$66$12,952,5848FilmDistrict