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 Fri, Apr. 5 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$11,899,350--3,025--$3,934$11,899,3501Sony / TriStar
2Jurassic Park 3D$7,010,635--2,771--$2,530$7,010,6351Universal
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$6,390,779113%3,73415$1,712$71,953,8392Paramount
4The Croods$6,002,36264%3,879-186$1,547$110,702,5643Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Tyler Perry's Temptation$3,383,429155%2,0470$1,653$31,766,7702Lionsgate
6Olympus Has Fallen$3,143,987112%3,059-47$1,028$64,217,4883FilmDistrict
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$2,450,45666%2,905-419$844$207,047,1745Disney
8The Host (2013)$1,843,023131%3,2020$576$16,268,7362Open Road
9The Call$1,125,834109%2,002-437$562$43,106,9274Sony / TriStar
10Admission$661,81970%1,407-754$470$13,981,3673Focus
11Spring Breakers$408,92646%1,072-307$381$11,853,6684A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$252,35094%721-361$350$130,687,9809Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$189,23475%524-228$361$129,310,88121Weinstein Company
3Jack the Giant Slayer$151,62820%502-578$302$62,099,1096Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$150,760-5%535-1040$282$21,477,3324Warner Bros. / New Line
5Life of Pi$106,07770%269-71$394$123,671,69820Fox
6Quartet$104,29867%252-50$414$16,938,05813Weinstein Company
7Safe Haven$99,30057%360-190$276$70,153,5788Relativity Media
8Escape From Planet Earth$85,06644%432-545$197$54,263,7358Weinstein Company
9Warm Bodies$83,604385%287125$291$65,397,90810Lionsgate / Summit
10Snitch (2013)$74,36347%304-442$245$41,632,4857Lionsgate / Summit
1121 And Over$55,85865%180-164$310$25,168,4346Relativity Media
12A Good Day to Die Hard$49,892163%22516$222$66,680,3748Fox
13Emperor$44,75563%120-18$373$3,022,1195Roadside Attractions
14Django Unchained$43,19477%183-50$236$162,454,49915Weinstein Company
15Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$39,24697%180-22$218$55,340,40211Paramount
16Parental Guidance$30,10573%110-30$274$76,993,15615Fox
17Argo$26,52432%172-88$154$135,838,37526Warner Bros.
18Dead Man Down$14,488345%14671$99$10,792,6175FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$210,691816%3026$7,023$596,7212Focus
2The Sapphires$79,9771199%6048$1,333$231,9293Weinstein Company
3From Up on Poppy Hill$36,994149%4116$902$378,7854GKIDS
4Trance$36,897--4--$9,224$36,8971Fox Searchlight
5Side Effects (2013)$29,446131%80-22$368$31,316,3759Open Road
6Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$26,366--16--$1,648$26,3661CodeBlack Films
7Stoker$20,942-6%89-105$235$1,585,1046Fox Searchlight
8The Impossible$20,220159%80-6$253$18,868,17516Lionsgate / Summit
9To the Arctic 3D$19,67535%520$378$11,995,96751Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Settai$18,107--33--$549$18,1071UTV Motion Pictures
11Starbuck$16,429263%3114$530$3,564,2113eOne Films US
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$12,059-3%77-68$157$302,905,35817Warner Bros. / New Line
13Rise of The Guardians$11,865-17%89-45$133$103,369,18020Paramount / DreamWorks
14Born to Be Wild 3D$11,22410%300$374$22,408,178105Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Camp (2013)$9,660389%82$1,208$120,6557Freestyle Releasing
16Himmatwala$6,45018%61-38$106$245,8942UTV Motion Pictures
17Dark Skies$6,448-13%28-73$230$17,165,7497Weinstein / Dimension
18Beautiful Creatures (2013)$6,181-16%55-60$112$19,431,0298Warner Bros.
19Girl Rising$2,680-92%6--$447$581,1745Gathr Films
20Bless Me, Ultima$2,41649%6-5$403$1,554,9857Arenas Entertainment
21Down the Shore$2,192--2--$1,096$2,1921Anchor Bay Films
22The Playroom$1,219--12--$102$1,2191Freestyle Releasing
23The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$927-52%2-5$464$369,6766Methinx Entertainment
24Kai Po Che$451-21%2-3$226$1,118,9137UTV Motion Pictures