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, Apr. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$5,410,981-26%3,277--$1,651$20,244,5051Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$4,777,920-39%3,7929$1,260$65,090,9252Universal
342 (2013)$2,868,598-41%3,405155$842$69,011,8153Warner Bros.
4The Croods$2,000,487-37%3,283-152$609$163,151,7016Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5The Big Wedding$1,885,970-40%2,633--$716$7,591,6631Lionsgate
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$1,048,662-38%2,707-468$387$116,477,9685Paramount
7Olympus Has Fallen$790,533-39%2,334-304$339$93,171,8176FilmDistrict
8The Place Beyond the Pines$761,826-35%1,58442$481$16,252,1145Focus
9Scary Movie 5$745,278-54%2,733-669$273$27,471,3873Weinstein / Dimension
10Jurassic Park 3D$720,720-30%1,848-482$390$42,065,0604Universal
11Oz: The Great and Powerful$545,218-35%1,610-435$339$226,258,7458Disney
12Evil Dead$493,850-42%2,186-637$226$51,853,9264Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$608,554-37%363--$1,676$2,215,8911Roadside Attractions
2Tyler Perry's Temptation$266,113-48%942-463$282$50,630,9225Lionsgate
3Filly Brown$191,746-9%25971$740$2,302,9412Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Jack the Giant Slayer$124,435-35%365110$341$63,733,9389Warner Bros. / New Line
5The Host (2013)$89,595-48%611-745$147$25,866,9935Open Road
6The Call$82,203-43%513-464$160$50,727,6887Sony / TriStar
7Identity Thief$70,115-60%425-55$165$133,160,99012Universal
8The Lords of Salem$54,757-23%280-75$196$1,038,4482Anchor Bay Films
9Snitch (2013)$54,049-34%25291$214$42,325,85510Lionsgate / Summit
10The Sapphires$46,334-46%12612$368$1,415,7226Weinstein Company
11Silver Linings Playbook$45,790-51%361-506$127$131,422,96824Weinstein Company
12Escape From Planet Earth$37,326-53%28343$132$55,050,33311Weinstein Company
13Trance$32,037-35%157-286$204$2,119,9914Fox Searchlight
14Safe Haven$31,845-47%259-66$123$71,088,72311Relativity Media
15Warm Bodies$25,658-44%190-50$135$66,267,98513Lionsgate / Summit
16Admission$24,998-52%279-206$90$17,692,9046Focus
17Quartet$24,259-30%130-46$187$18,005,35116Weinstein Company
18Life of Pi$23,811-32%131-62$182$124,666,51323Fox
1921 And Over$20,667-22%13686$152$25,594,1659Relativity Media
20The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$19,733-31%185-80$107$22,465,8057Warner Bros. / New Line
21A Good Day to Die Hard$13,524-35%122-48$111$67,234,78111Fox
22Side Effects (2013)$13,244-39%108-537$123$31,994,08912Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Up on Poppy Hill$17,625-26%44-4$401$800,7577GKIDS
2Spring Breakers$14,687-24%72-50$204$13,941,2517A24
3Camp (2013)$13,174-19%28-4$471$293,35510Freestyle Releasing
4To the Arctic 3D$11,769-31%520$226$12,297,04154Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$11,256-45%25--$450$515,5169Methinx Entertainment
6Dark Skies$8,312-33%63-28$132$17,343,77510Weinstein / Dimension
7Kon-Tiki$6,996-27%2--$3,498$22,1681Weinstein Company
8Parental Guidance$6,359-46%61-29$104$77,221,85718Fox
9Starbuck$5,683-32%27-2$210$3,725,9666eOne Films US
10Born to Be Wild 3D$5,672-25%300$189$22,531,773108Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Girl Rising$5,065-31%72-98$70$1,006,6978Gathr Films
12Django Unchained$2,953-57%38-39$78$162,789,43218Weinstein Company
13Emperor$2,191-30%26-38$84$3,295,6288Roadside Attractions
14Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$1,839-19%10$1,839$24,3332Rialto Pictures
15Not Today$834-35%3-17$278$147,6993Freestyle Releasing
16Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$620-28%1--$620$18,0028Rialto Pictures
17Settai$565-34%1-1$565$87,2604UTV Motion Pictures
18Kai Po Che$136-62%20$68$1,122,52710UTV Motion Pictures