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. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$21,623,00260%3,868--$5,590$35,159,4241Paramount
2Iron Man 3$9,514,115189%4,237-16$2,245$311,405,9983Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$7,616,274122%3,55015$2,145$74,359,8782Warner Bros.
4Pain and Gain$893,336160%2,429-874$368$44,367,8304Paramount
542 (2013)$768,784166%2,380-550$323$86,773,2966Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$644,850189%2,077-693$310$83,895,8105Universal
7Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$622,133209%2,0410$305$6,329,9102Lionsgate
8The Croods$615,414258%2,373-277$259$174,615,5979Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The Big Wedding$323,889144%1,443-855$224$19,421,8734Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$603,907220%960108$629$10,031,3324Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$248,036436%535-239$464$230,728,03211Disney
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$167,850451%409-341$410$120,109,7178Paramount
4Scary Movie 5$114,331334%508-499$225$30,900,4546Weinstein / Dimension
5Olympus Has Fallen$111,56782%466-370$239$97,014,2489FilmDistrict
6Jurassic Park 3D$81,32087%428-225$190$45,040,7407Universal
7The Place Beyond the Pines$80,37150%317-352$254$20,401,3788Focus
8Identity Thief$56,635271%241-38$235$133,831,28515Universal
9Jack the Giant Slayer$56,064205%250-31$224$64,613,92112Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Call$50,416--229108$220$51,154,41010Sony / TriStar
11Escape From Planet Earth$48,635528%693439$70$55,416,48114Weinstein Company
12Evil Dead$38,124--208-235$183$53,916,0827Sony / TriStar
13The Host (2013)$34,123112%231-70$148$26,463,9008Open Road
14The Sapphires$26,23899%102-16$257$1,917,0389Weinstein Company
15Snitch (2013)$24,277135%153-35$159$42,752,65613Lionsgate / Summit
16Tyler Perry's Temptation$24,271133%150-128$162$51,784,6418Lionsgate
17Silver Linings Playbook$14,27912%131-192$109$131,995,92627Weinstein Company
18Admission$13,90263%129-27$108$17,922,4129Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$39,782380%6139$652$302,4064Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$31,562707%2321$1,372$75,0762Roadside Attractions
3To the Arctic 3D$24,391135%520$469$12,510,14757Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$11,28691%241$470$151,3203eOne Films US
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,918141%300$331$22,645,521111Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Safe Haven$8,713109%90-34$97$71,306,30314Relativity Media
7Life of Pi$8,305127%51-19$163$124,841,66826Fox
8Filly Brown$6,317168%39-53$162$2,749,7455Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Quartet$5,69459%42-17$136$18,180,24819Weinstein Company
10Dark Skies$4,355149%323$136$17,399,00313Weinstein / Dimension
11From Up on Poppy Hill$4,34180%36-1$121$913,58610GKIDS
12Not Today$3,969117%61$662$166,4306Freestyle Releasing
13Trance$3,4049%23-17$148$2,286,0137Fox Searchlight
14A Good Day to Die Hard$3,38787%31-19$109$67,334,07614Fox
15Spring Breakers$2,77434%11-5$252$14,042,44310A24
16Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$2,46942%25-18$99$158,8823Lionsgate / Pantelion
17Starbuck$2,13416%90$237$3,785,2529eOne Films US
18Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$1,832--15--$122$1,8321Freestyle Releasing
19No One Lives$1,65659%12-41$138$67,6652Anchor Bay Films
20Emperor$1,16966%7-3$167$3,323,22111Roadside Attractions
21Camp (2013)$4361353%2-1$218$315,81713Freestyle Releasing
22The Painting (2013)$3164%10$316$4,8282GKIDS