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, Mar. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$21,996,261-33%3,912--$5,623$79,110,4531Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$2,817,869-37%3,5250$799$43,630,5042Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$1,546,030-48%3,002-228$515$116,545,1055Universal
4Snitch (2013)$1,360,877-42%2,340-171$582$31,853,3623Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$1,324,203-39%2,188--$605$5,345,2501FilmDistrict
621 And Over$1,276,067-40%2,7710$461$16,875,3592Relativity Media
7Escape From Planet Earth$997,354-34%2,549-561$391$47,844,1054Weinstein Company
8Silver Linings Playbook$835,707-52%1,727-109$484$120,622,51317Weinstein Company
9Safe Haven$825,120-51%2,541-410$325$62,837,4814Relativity Media
10The Last Exorcism Part II$648,261-55%2,7000$240$12,129,6392CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$584,246-40%1,725-864$339$63,367,4314Fox
12Dark Skies$276,846-53%1,505-808$184$15,564,3883Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$246,544-48%1,052-878$234$63,575,3806Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$444,066-40%67145$662$119,367,61416Fox
2Quartet$332,293-41%715-10$465$13,245,6909Weinstein Company
3Emperor$244,823-44%261--$938$1,014,0991Roadside Attractions
4Argo$243,830-50%741-244$329$134,282,92522Warner Bros.
5Side Effects (2013)$218,101-47%602-510$362$29,570,7875Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$169,985-48%522-200$326$94,628,36912Sony / Columbia
7Django Unchained$109,584-45%336-647$326$161,100,52611Weinstein Company
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$109,464-37%337127$325$301,874,93313Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lincoln$102,941-51%432-220$238$180,834,31118Disney / DreamWorks
10Les Miserables (2012)$82,940-41%286-66$290$148,136,22011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$71,044-35%275-20$258$102,681,33016Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$49,226-40%281-794$175$19,018,2604Warner Bros.
13Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$48,986-34%225-376$218$54,493,5057Paramount
14Parental Guidance$40,011-49%219-39$183$76,285,22911Fox
15Mama$37,450-49%214-233$175$71,117,1758Universal
16Jack Reacher$32,876-47%194-31$169$79,892,19012Paramount
17The Impossible$25,495-42%114-37$224$18,486,44912Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Girl Rising$39,69186%21--$1,890$225,2671Gathr Films
2Stoker$33,087-33%1710$1,946$328,8142Fox Searchlight
3Kai Po Che$24,130-47%71-33$340$1,013,7383UTV Motion Pictures
4Bless Me, Ultima$21,7221%52-131$418$1,387,0953Arenas Entertainment
5To the Arctic 3D$17,3145%520$333$11,568,68447Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$16,751-50%56-12$299$235,6512Methinx Entertainment
7Gangster Squad$16,440-34%90-48$183$45,857,1019Warner Bros.
8Skyfall$10,165-49%69-32$147$304,360,27718Sony / Columbia
9Hyde Park on Hudson$9,335-46%391$239$6,288,21414Focus
10Born to Be Wild 3D$6,998-30%300$233$22,123,476101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$5,209-31%6346$83$8,828,7717Relativity Media
12Parker$4,805-27%34-17$141$17,470,2957FilmDistrict
13Camp (2013)$4,295-12%42$1,074$32,3463Freestyle Releasing
14Bullet to the Head$3,583-28%34-52$105$9,483,8216Warner Bros.
15Broken City$2,922-40%24-45$122$19,666,2078Fox
16Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$1,985-33%1--$1,985$6,8481Rialto Pictures
17A Late Quartet$1,962-38%71$280$1,561,57719Entertainment One / RKO
18The Sweeney$183-54%1-10$183$26,3452eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$48140%10$48$97,31623Roadside Attractions