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 Mon, Jan. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,434,173-73%3,372--$425$21,125,1291Paramount
2Silver Linings Playbook$714,473-72%2,641118$271$69,623,13911Weinstein Company
3Mama$710,725-76%2,68235$265$49,586,3102Universal
4Zero Dark Thirty$640,023-76%2,929-17$219$70,444,0026Sony / Columbia
5Parker$542,401-71%2,224--$244$7,550,6231FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$404,948-71%2,007-509$202$146,641,7065Weinstein Company
7Gangster Squad$357,309-70%2,590-513$138$40,082,4113Warner Bros.
8Les Miserables (2012)$342,550-70%2,210-369$155$137,888,7555Universal
9Movie 43$331,833-68%2,023--$164$5,137,7111Relativity Media
10Broken City$308,318-71%2,6222$118$15,597,8652Fox
11Lincoln$291,477-73%1,909-265$153$167,343,00012Disney / DreamWorks
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$239,134-77%1,675-648$143$293,562,9657Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Haunted House$216,256-74%2,002-158$108$35,656,2543Open Road
14The Last Stand$180,378-71%2,9130$62$10,864,8852Lionsgate
15Parental Guidance$157,244-78%1,736-601$91$71,002,7415Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$185,708-76%941-315$197$103,613,21610Fox
2Argo$177,248-65%635-121$279$117,746,03316Warner Bros.
3The Impossible$136,467-74%782-104$175$13,433,8606Lionsgate / Summit
4Quartet$120,047-66%163131$736$1,819,9083Weinstein Company
5Jack Reacher$64,019-67%888-819$72$78,237,5016Paramount
6This is 40$48,165-68%507-725$95$66,371,8906Universal
7Race 2$47,529-81%153--$311$932,2861UTV Motion Pictures
8Wreck-It Ralph$46,468-81%588-724$79$182,531,10813Disney
9Rise of The Guardians$26,932-79%305-169$88$100,239,78910Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hyde Park on Hudson$23,893-69%144-50$166$5,335,8628Focus
11The Guilt Trip$22,471-68%352-290$64$36,262,3896Paramount
12Flight$18,848-68%263-37$72$93,469,97613Paramount
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$17,970-71%216-90$83$291,093,65911Lionsgate / Summit
14Red Dawn (2012)$11,072-72%205-44$54$44,548,54210FilmDistrict
15Texas Chainsaw 3D$8,647-73%285-1189$30$34,002,6114Lionsgate
16Taken 2$4,376-75%124-32$35$139,765,66017Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$12,418-65%98-19$127$12,445,86311Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$11,874-36%520$228$10,991,59541Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Sessions$10,334-12%620$167$5,871,92315Fox Searchlight
4Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$9,739-71%96-169$101$12,385,9836Paramount
5The Master$8,802-59%3723$238$16,136,96920Weinstein Company
6Hitchcock$4,036-63%90-32$45$5,861,55310Fox Searchlight
7Born to Be Wild 3D$3,211-62%300$107$21,830,70295Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Pitch Perfect$2,730-73%91-34$30$64,969,58818Universal
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$2,367-69%56-17$42$17,716,20519Lionsgate / Summit
10LUV$2,321-62%21-24$111$141,2992Indomina Media
11A Late Quartet$2,096-61%10-4$210$1,473,90113Entertainment One / RKO
12Playing For Keeps (2012)$983-58%35-23$28$12,953,5678FilmDistrict