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, Feb. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$3,188,270-65%3,009--$1,060$20,353,9671Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,844,478-60%3,3753$547$34,676,0682Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$1,169,510-72%2,809168$416$80,002,61612Weinstein Company
4Mama$945,540-72%2,78199$340$58,123,0703Universal
5Bullet to the Head$803,612-60%2,404--$334$4,548,2011Warner Bros.
6Zero Dark Thirty$670,804-77%2,871-58$234$77,673,9787Sony / Columbia
7Parker$587,949-64%2,23814$263$12,527,2972FilmDistrict
8Les Miserables (2012)$462,010-62%1,848-362$250$141,504,1306Universal
9Django Unchained$449,696-72%1,777-230$253$150,942,9586Weinstein Company
10Lincoln$405,451-69%1,756-153$231$170,776,74213Disney / DreamWorks
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$394,035-61%1,300-375$303$296,193,6848Warner Bros. / New Line
12Parental Guidance$293,441-63%1,480-256$198$72,900,5906Fox
13Gangster Squad$256,266-73%1,625-965$158$43,092,1474Warner Bros.
14A Haunted House$235,003-71%1,501-501$157$37,756,0194Open Road
15Movie 43$233,594-71%2,0230$115$7,700,1232Relativity Media
16Broken City$197,583-75%1,786-836$111$18,135,4113Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$388,082-61%902-39$430$106,106,36311Fox
2Argo$316,655-72%935300$339$120,372,13917Warner Bros.
3Quartet$296,777-48%20239$1,469$3,482,7004Weinstein Company
4Stand Up Guys$244,401-66%659--$371$1,486,3901Lionsgate / Roadside
5The Impossible$234,879-65%765-17$307$15,214,0957Lionsgate / Summit
6Wreck-It Ralph$154,757-53%66072$234$183,223,81614Disney
7Skyfall$80,829-71%425-31$190$302,823,50413Sony / Columbia
8Rise of The Guardians$73,566-48%3072$240$100,560,40911Paramount / DreamWorks
9Race 2$60,623-57%139-14$436$1,371,8152UTV Motion Pictures
10Hotel Transylvania$56,642-59%224-4$253$147,938,70219Sony / Columbia
11The Last Stand$54,325-60%689-2224$79$11,704,4543Lionsgate
12This is 40$50,355-75%373-134$135$66,928,6057Universal
13Hyde Park on Hudson$39,871-57%1440$277$5,604,7719Focus
14Jack Reacher$39,608-77%450-438$88$78,754,4407Paramount
15The Guilt Trip$32,404-62%291-61$111$36,517,7187Paramount
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$25,895-63%189-27$137$291,281,77812Lionsgate / Summit
17Here Comes the Boom$20,359-68%175-16$116$45,064,66317Sony / Columbia
18Flight$18,801-68%200-63$94$93,640,92514Paramount
19Red Dawn (2012)$13,688-69%153-52$89$44,667,52611FilmDistrict
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$11,718-65%148113$79$13,027,1439FilmDistrict
21Texas Chainsaw 3D$5,678-73%121-164$47$34,070,6385Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$20,577-38%90-8$229$12,568,25012Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$15,247-38%520$293$11,081,39042Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$10,154-37%50-46$203$12,449,7077Paramount
4The Master$9,219-57%28-9$329$16,202,31721Weinstein Company
5Born to Be Wild 3D$5,768-42%300$192$21,867,38796Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Taken 2$5,394-70%83-41$65$139,813,35718Fox
7The Sessions$4,854-58%29-33$167$5,909,88516Fox Searchlight
8A Late Quartet$4,414-40%122$368$1,497,82714Entertainment One / RKO
9Hitchcock$3,917-50%44-46$89$5,892,43211Fox Searchlight
10Pitch Perfect$2,460-66%41-50$60$64,990,79819Universal
11The Perks of Being A Wallflower$2,216-70%37-19$60$17,738,57020Lionsgate / Summit
12Girls Against Boys$894-62%2--$447$6,1111Anchor Bay Films
13LUV$631-77%8-13$79$151,5263Indomina Media