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, May. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$68,858,555--4,253--$16,191$68,858,5551Disney
2Pain and Gain$2,352,450113%3,28710$716$28,671,5252Paramount
342 (2013)$1,781,277150%3,345-60$533$73,907,0474Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$1,714,98585%3,430-362$500$71,886,9003Universal
5The Big Wedding$1,215,925110%2,6330$462$11,550,4902Lionsgate
6The Croods$972,040239%2,915-368$333$165,490,1997Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$724,098525%1,160-450$624$227,470,0309Disney
8Scary Movie 5$467,731250%1,857-876$252$28,636,0394Weinstein / Dimension
9The Place Beyond the Pines$380,57063%1,162-422$328$17,777,2106Focus
10G.I. Joe: Retaliation$359,75991%1,804-903$199$117,842,0756Paramount
11Olympus Has Fallen$345,92768%1,632-702$212$94,525,8067FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$635,373242%576213$1,103$3,643,2712Roadside Attractions
2Jurassic Park 3D$240,09544%980-868$245$43,100,0805Universal
3Evil Dead$200,17641%959-1227$209$52,785,6655Sony / TriStar
4Tyler Perry's Temptation$116,55285%504-438$231$51,070,4636Lionsgate
5Jack the Giant Slayer$76,487171%335-30$228$63,932,62710Warner Bros. / New Line
6Silver Linings Playbook$61,604223%468107$132$131,566,56825Weinstein Company
7Identity Thief$59,995180%300-125$200$133,310,39013Universal
8The Host (2013)$49,61574%290-321$171$26,041,7126Open Road
9Filly Brown$45,25081%204-55$222$2,479,6743Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Sapphires$37,48992%123-3$305$1,526,9717Weinstein Company
11Snitch (2013)$36,344144%215-37$169$42,424,64011Lionsgate / Summit
12Escape From Planet Earth$35,594271%257-26$138$55,122,35612Weinstein Company
13The Call$28,480--200-313$142$50,870,1778Sony / TriStar
14Safe Haven$24,19998%169-90$143$71,158,76512Relativity Media
15Side Effects (2013)$20,123229%16557$122$32,040,00113Open Road
16Warm Bodies$17,786118%140-50$127$66,317,45114Lionsgate / Summit
17Admission$13,07115%113-166$116$17,757,3047Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$18,679101%520$359$12,346,42255Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$18,607--20--$930$18,6071Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Kon-Tiki$18,596610%1412$1,328$51,7722Weinstein Company
4Life of Pi$15,581104%99-32$157$124,714,44224Fox
5A Good Day to Die Hard$12,918187%72-50$179$67,265,51412Fox
6Trance$12,7486%86-71$148$2,188,2855Fox Searchlight
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$12,028--4--$3,007$12,0281eOne Films US
8Quartet$11,747-5%86-44$137$18,064,32517Weinstein Company
9The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$9,25536%82-103$113$22,502,6328Warner Bros. / New Line
10From Up on Poppy Hill$9,01452%39-5$231$829,7548GKIDS
11Born to Be Wild 3D$8,811110%300$294$22,560,075109Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Spring Breakers$8,59221%43-29$200$13,982,9208A24
1321 And Over$7,9699%82-54$97$25,633,50110Relativity Media
14The Lords of Salem$7,538-49%50-230$151$1,126,8673Anchor Bay Films
15Starbuck$5,728163%281$205$3,742,5537eOne Films US
16The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$4,195173%10-15$420$527,73810Methinx Entertainment
17Dark Skies$3,71471%29-34$128$17,356,89211Weinstein / Dimension
18Parental Guidance$3,083131%42-19$73$77,230,45519Fox
19Camp (2013)$2,8995%12-16$242$307,05811Freestyle Releasing
20Emperor$2,72442%20-6$136$3,303,6779Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,605490%30$535$150,5964Freestyle Releasing
22Django Unchained$1,380-11%12-26$115$162,797,42719Weinstein Company
23Girl Rising$1,300-95%39-33$33$1,095,0879Gathr Films