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 Sat, May. 4 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$62,273,218-10%4,253--$14,642$131,131,7731Disney
2Pain and Gain$3,095,33632%3,28710$942$31,766,8612Paramount
342 (2013)$2,747,80354%3,345-60$821$76,654,8504Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$2,503,90046%3,430-362$730$74,390,8003Universal
5The Croods$2,003,227106%2,915-368$687$167,493,4267Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Big Wedding$1,697,41440%2,6330$645$13,247,9042Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,036,03643%1,160-450$893$228,506,0669Disney
8Scary Movie 5$670,38043%1,857-876$361$29,306,4194Weinstein / Dimension
9G.I. Joe: Retaliation$577,82361%1,804-903$320$118,419,8986Paramount
10The Place Beyond the Pines$552,94245%1,162-422$476$18,330,1526Focus
11Olympus Has Fallen$531,33754%1,632-702$326$95,057,1437FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$946,69449%576213$1,644$4,589,9652Roadside Attractions
2Jurassic Park 3D$387,10061%980-868$395$43,487,1805Universal
3Evil Dead$270,39135%959-1227$282$53,056,0565Sony / TriStar
4Tyler Perry's Temptation$191,20464%504-438$379$51,261,6676Lionsgate
5Jack the Giant Slayer$131,90372%335-30$394$64,064,53010Warner Bros. / New Line
6Identity Thief$96,01060%300-125$320$133,406,40013Universal
7Silver Linings Playbook$87,76442%468107$188$131,654,33225Weinstein Company
8The Sapphires$70,66889%123-3$575$1,597,6397Weinstein Company
9The Host (2013)$69,46140%290-321$240$26,111,1736Open Road
10Filly Brown$60,88135%204-55$298$2,540,5553Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Snitch (2013)$59,53364%215-37$277$42,484,17311Lionsgate / Summit
12Escape From Planet Earth$54,89654%257-26$214$55,177,25212Weinstein Company
13The Call$42,01748%200-313$210$50,912,1948Sony / TriStar
14Safe Haven$34,69543%169-90$205$71,193,46012Relativity Media
15Side Effects (2013)$28,77543%16557$174$32,068,77613Open Road
16Warm Bodies$27,25853%140-50$195$66,344,70914Lionsgate / Summit
17Admission$17,95037%113-166$159$17,775,2547Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$34,13084%1412$2,438$85,9022Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$27,69678%99-32$280$124,742,13824Fox
3Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$26,41842%20--$1,321$45,0251Lionsgate / Pantelion
4A Good Day to Die Hard$20,46958%72-50$284$67,285,98312Fox
5Quartet$19,90469%86-44$231$18,084,22917Weinstein Company
6Trance$19,15150%86-71$223$2,207,4365Fox Searchlight
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$15,45128%4--$3,863$27,4791eOne Films US
8The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$14,86861%82-103$181$22,517,5008Warner Bros. / New Line
9From Up on Poppy Hill$12,92043%39-5$331$842,6748GKIDS
10To the Arctic 3D$12,779-32%520$246$12,359,20155Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Spring Breakers$10,40821%43-29$242$13,993,3288A24
1221 And Over$9,79823%82-54$119$25,643,29910Relativity Media
13The Lords of Salem$9,17022%50-230$183$1,136,0373Anchor Bay Films
14Starbuck$9,00957%281$322$3,751,5627eOne Films US
15Born to Be Wild 3D$7,964-10%300$265$22,568,039109Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Parental Guidance$7,102130%42-19$169$77,237,55719Fox
17Dark Skies$5,90259%29-34$204$17,362,79411Weinstein / Dimension
18The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$5,54532%10-15$555$533,28310Methinx Entertainment
19Emperor$3,68835%20-6$184$3,307,3659Roadside Attractions
20Camp (2013)$2,183-25%12-16$182$309,24111Freestyle Releasing
21Django Unchained$2,11353%12-26$176$162,799,54019Weinstein Company
22Not Today$1,199-25%30$400$151,7954Freestyle Releasing
23Girl Rising$570-56%39-33$15$1,095,6579Gathr Films