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. 24 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Croods$13,013,520-31%4,046--$3,216$43,639,7361Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Olympus Has Fallen$7,900,604-36%3,098--$2,550$30,373,7941FilmDistrict
3Oz: The Great and Powerful$6,187,651-36%3,805-107$1,626$177,097,0903Disney
4The Call$2,305,474-41%2,5070$920$31,105,0562Sony / TriStar
5Admission$1,390,456-49%2,160--$644$6,154,9841Focus
6The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$1,087,142-43%3,1600$344$17,411,8182Warner Bros. / New Line
7Jack the Giant Slayer$845,682-36%2,560-797$330$59,036,3844Warner Bros. / New Line
8Identity Thief$617,310-49%2,166-676$285$127,770,3007Universal
9Snitch (2013)$481,495-45%1,807-546$266$40,297,7495Lionsgate / Summit
10Silver Linings Playbook$382,839-50%1,044-558$367$127,163,61419Weinstein Company
1121 And Over$250,536-42%1,134-1290$221$24,163,8414Relativity Media
12Safe Haven$244,577-53%1,279-927$191$68,918,0096Relativity Media
13Escape From Planet Earth$152,979-27%1,494-717$102$53,354,8996Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$210,290-36%489-157$430$122,546,76818Fox
2Quartet$159,625-40%425-263$376$15,914,27211Weinstein Company
3Stoker$98,704-36%275181$359$1,124,6514Fox Searchlight
4A Good Day to Die Hard$90,467-38%448-669$202$66,260,7316Fox
5Dead Man Down$89,279-32%612-1576$146$10,611,9583FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$80,980-36%29630$274$162,007,43513Weinstein Company
7Emperor$79,873-35%237-74$337$2,600,7323Roadside Attractions
8Side Effects (2013)$71,129-44%225-177$316$30,980,6737Open Road
9The Last Exorcism Part II$64,888-59%455-1120$143$15,009,4744CBS Films
10Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$63,832-30%20979$305$54,931,8069Paramount
11Warm Bodies$56,647-47%299-360$189$65,019,0078Lionsgate / Summit
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$47,493-42%235-70$202$302,695,93815Warner Bros. / New Line
13Dark Skies$40,178-54%205-498$196$17,015,4975Weinstein / Dimension
14InAPPropriate Comedy$39,772-32%275--$145$156,4141Freestyle Releasing
15Zero Dark Thirty$35,953-44%215-235$167$95,614,94914Sony / Columbia
16Argo$35,117-50%185-355$190$135,519,14524Warner Bros.
17Rise of The Guardians$32,271-30%162-51$199$103,174,22018Paramount / DreamWorks
18Parental Guidance$30,026-52%185-37$162$76,736,12613Fox
19Beautiful Creatures (2013)$26,860-39%18863$143$19,304,5506Warner Bros.
20Mama$26,025-37%130-74$200$71,470,86510Universal
21Les Miserables (2012)$25,155-43%129-112$195$148,673,16513Universal
22The Impossible$20,323-40%12318$165$18,736,34514Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 24 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Up on Poppy Hill$20,220-17%64$3,370$131,9262GKIDS
2To the Arctic 3D$14,227-21%520$274$11,783,18149Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Sapphires$11,286-39%4--$2,822$38,3721Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$8,897-26%500$178$45,968,22411Warner Bros.
5Bless Me, Ultima$8,089-12%21-24$385$1,513,4625Arenas Entertainment
6Parker$7,374-25%55-37$134$17,586,9269FilmDistrict
7Born to Be Wild 3D$6,993-46%300$233$22,268,994103Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$5,947-35%28-17$212$347,6944Methinx Entertainment
9Camp (2013)$5,22027%172$307$89,6915Freestyle Releasing
10Girl Rising$4,61082%3--$1,537$435,0263Gathr Films
11Starbuck$4,329-38%3--$1,443$3,470,5551eOne Films US
12Hyde Park on Hudson$4,039-29%20-11$202$6,367,78016Focus
13Kai Po Che$3,830-53%18-24$213$1,105,5595UTV Motion Pictures
14A Resurrection$2,050-25%17--$121$10,7301Archstone Distribution
15Rangrezz$1,174-27%11--$107$4,3181UTV Motion Pictures