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, May. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$20,758,656-35%4,2530$4,881$284,946,6992Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,014,833-26%3,535--$3,682$50,085,1841Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$1,680,868-3%2,041--$824$4,611,5341Lionsgate
4Pain and Gain$1,537,857-28%3,30316$466$41,609,2293Paramount
542 (2013)$1,502,863-24%2,930-415$513$84,670,0885Warner Bros.
6The Croods$1,300,839-20%2,650-265$491$173,224,5058Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oblivion (2013)$1,287,910-28%2,770-660$465$81,906,2804Universal
8The Big Wedding$953,253-1%2,298-335$415$18,278,0533Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$139,145-58%1,007-850$138$30,613,9725Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$828,572-23%852276$973$8,558,5783Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$284,023-45%774-386$367$230,260,55310Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$242,110-23%836-796$290$96,619,1428FilmDistrict
4Jurassic Park 3D$215,650-19%653-327$330$44,752,8456Universal
5The Place Beyond the Pines$214,142-32%669-493$320$20,008,8697Focus
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$169,333-39%750-1054$226$119,764,2947Paramount
7Jack the Giant Slayer$84,770-20%281-54$302$64,482,91311Warner Bros. / New Line
8Tyler Perry's Temptation$73,729-1%278-226$265$51,699,4947Lionsgate
9Evil Dead$72,852-45%443-516$164$53,756,7746Sony / TriStar
10Identity Thief$62,850-22%279-21$225$133,714,59014Universal
11The Sapphires$47,765-20%118-5$405$1,837,7698Weinstein Company
12The Host (2013)$44,380-34%30111$147$26,366,0367Open Road
13Snitch (2013)$39,872-18%188-27$212$42,687,50612Lionsgate / Summit
14Silver Linings Playbook$36,739-30%323-145$114$131,927,47526Weinstein Company
15Escape From Planet Earth$33,575-24%254-3$132$55,340,71813Weinstein Company
16Admission$22,595-19%15643$145$17,873,5168Focus
17The Call$20,865-52%121-79$172$51,069,3879Sony / TriStar
18Safe Haven$11,511-39%124-45$93$71,281,71013Relativity Media
19Side Effects (2013)$10,585-32%108-57$98$32,154,41014Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Filly Brown$28,46819%92-112$309$2,725,7164Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Kon-Tiki$27,737-27%228$1,261$225,4973Weinstein Company
3Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$17,65021%4323$410$142,8852Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$15,713-15%2319$683$106,7802eOne Films US
5Life of Pi$14,610-8%70-29$209$124,817,43025Fox
6Quartet$14,2172%59-27$241$18,158,90318Weinstein Company
7No One Lives$12,966-23%53--$245$47,8001Anchor Bay Films
8From Up on Poppy Hill$12,39512%37-2$335$897,1119GKIDS
9To the Arctic 3D$11,621-16%520$223$12,445,08056Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Stories We Tell$7,037-52%2--$3,519$27,0531Roadside Attractions
11Trance$6,202-36%40-46$155$2,268,6926Fox Searchlight
12Dark Skies$5,311-17%290$183$17,387,71112Weinstein / Dimension
13A Good Day to Die Hard$5,233-38%50-22$105$67,323,60813Fox
1421 And Over$3,788-25%37-45$102$25,675,76511Relativity Media
15The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$3,31721%6-4$553$549,63211Methinx Entertainment
16Born to Be Wild 3D$3,021-30%300$101$22,616,318110Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Spring Breakers$2,394-53%16-27$150$14,030,7389A24
18Starbuck$2,368-7%9-19$263$3,777,5708eOne Films US
19Girl Rising$2,13014%6324$34$1,148,29710Gathr Films
20Emperor$1,826-16%10-10$183$3,319,35610Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,73914%52$348$159,1305Freestyle Releasing
22The Lords of Salem$1,361-35%15-35$91$1,163,5084Anchor Bay Films
23The Painting (2013)$907-60%1--$907$3,6271GKIDS
24Camp (2013)$475-27%3-9$158$314,95812Freestyle Releasing
25Django Unchained$376-46%5-7$75$162,804,64820Weinstein Company