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. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$11,646,564-36%3,9120$2,977$144,056,3262Disney
2The Call$4,093,980-40%2,507--$1,633$17,118,7451Sony / TriStar
3The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$2,352,597-43%3,160--$744$10,177,2571Warner Bros. / New Line
4Jack the Giant Slayer$1,779,200-36%3,357-168$530$54,007,6353Warner Bros. / New Line
5Identity Thief$1,037,330-49%2,842-160$365$123,606,1756Universal
6Snitch (2013)$905,516-42%2,35313$385$37,261,8954Lionsgate / Summit
7Escape From Planet Earth$706,910-30%2,211-338$320$52,178,0005Weinstein Company
821 And Over$654,507-39%2,424-347$270$21,918,7403Relativity Media
9Dead Man Down$611,114-30%2,1880$279$9,373,3692FilmDistrict
10Silver Linings Playbook$581,751-51%1,602-125$363$124,551,78218Weinstein Company
11Safe Haven$515,107-53%2,206-335$234$66,911,0395Relativity Media
12A Good Day to Die Hard$308,599-40%1,117-608$276$65,471,6465Fox
13The Last Exorcism Part II$235,619-60%1,575-1125$150$14,381,1743CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$335,108-40%646-25$519$121,344,82617Fox
2Quartet$259,291-37%688-27$377$14,833,59110Weinstein Company
3Emperor$163,046-42%31150$524$2,028,5812Roadside Attractions
4Side Effects (2013)$140,233-45%402-200$349$30,482,7816Open Road
5Warm Bodies$134,440-46%659-393$204$64,580,2007Lionsgate / Summit
6Argo$122,518-50%540-201$227$135,178,25123Warner Bros.
7Dark Skies$114,341-53%703-802$163$16,647,1164Weinstein / Dimension
8Zero Dark Thirty$108,980-46%450-72$242$95,314,28113Sony / Columbia
9Lincoln$104,508-42%46634$224$181,408,46719Disney / DreamWorks
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$88,346-38%305-32$290$302,393,02114Warner Bros. / New Line
11Django Unchained$70,479-45%266-70$265$161,583,27112Weinstein Company
12Les Miserables (2012)$53,020-41%241-45$220$148,478,39012Universal
13Rise of The Guardians$51,586-29%213-62$242$103,005,66517Paramount / DreamWorks
14Parental Guidance$37,535-41%2223$169$76,543,90012Fox
15Mama$34,680-44%204-10$170$71,325,3309Universal
16Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$26,964-37%130-95$207$54,679,1068Paramount
17The Impossible$22,196-39%105-9$211$18,614,62413Lionsgate / Summit
18Jack Reacher$19,464-44%130-64$150$80,033,64313Paramount
19Beautiful Creatures (2013)$17,535-47%125-156$140$19,173,8925Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$73,600-33%9477$783$645,6573Fox Searchlight
2From Up on Poppy Hill$21,057-22%2--$10,529$57,5851GKIDS
3Parker$17,648-27%9258$192$17,536,3448FilmDistrict
4Bless Me, Ultima$16,522-14%45-7$367$1,465,1324Arenas Entertainment
5The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$13,350-42%45-11$297$311,8853Methinx Entertainment
6To the Arctic 3D$11,567-48%520$222$11,689,88548Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Kai Po Che$11,013-46%42-29$262$1,080,3844UTV Motion Pictures
8Gangster Squad$9,413-29%50-40$188$45,920,38010Warner Bros.
9Born to Be Wild 3D$8,371-39%300$279$22,206,827102Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hyde Park on Hudson$5,714-45%31-8$184$6,336,68315Focus
11Camp (2013)$4,819-28%1511$321$64,8764Freestyle Releasing