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 Wed, Jul. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Turbo$5,552,403--3,551--$1,564$5,552,4030Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Despicable Me 2$5,233,395-24%3,891-106$1,345$246,099,5302Universal
3Grown Ups 2$4,145,979-21%3,491--$1,188$55,688,0151Sony / Columbia
4Pacific Rim$3,409,448-23%3,275--$1,041$49,168,2211Warner Bros.
5The Heat$1,920,418-12%2,995-189$641$118,230,4553Fox
6Monsters University$1,444,631-25%2,838-901$509$242,664,8214Disney
7The Lone Ranger$1,244,515-25%3,432-472$363$75,775,8282Disney
8World War Z$1,150,532-20%3,003-313$383$180,770,6044Paramount
9White House Down$803,847-13%2,566-656$313$65,454,7243Sony / Columbia
10Man of Steel$542,089-24%2,150-755$252$282,735,7425Warner Bros.
11This Is The End$406,667-16%1,394-710$292$92,955,4165Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$393,890-23%89216$442$27,542,7672Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$147,001-35%850-756$173$113,869,0357Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$86,425-22%403-162$214$224,655,8099Paramount
4Epic$85,880-10%336-92$256$105,128,8778Fox
5Fast & Furious 6$61,180-22%322-295$190$236,739,4058Universal
6The Croods$49,482-12%232-37$213$185,778,84617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$42,6033%138-32$309$3,643,1416Roadside Attractions
8After Earth$42,537-9%238-32$179$59,514,6297Sony / Columbia
9The Internship$33,728-8%198-181$170$43,322,6956Fox
10The Hangover Part III$29,832-2%265-73$113$111,740,7028Warner Bros.
11The Great Gatsby (2013)$26,367-20%125-60$211$143,303,07810Warner Bros.
12The Purge$24,805-8%160-96$155$63,912,5306Universal
13Mud$20,38811%1132$180$21,126,44112Roadside Attractions
1442 (2013)$10,150-1%105-77$97$94,957,46814Warner Bros.
15Pain and Gain$10,065-8%150-20$67$49,694,83712Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$138,5885%7960$1,754$2,257,5682Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$51,171-3%7--$7,310$543,5111Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$36,4548%9121$401$881,2014Weinstein Company
4The Bling Ring$25,675-8%97-62$265$5,535,0905A24
5Escape From Planet Earth$13,214-11%55-7$240$56,996,85922Weinstein Company
6Scary Movie 5$13,028-7%33-10$395$31,998,06614Weinstein / Dimension
7The East$12,282-1%67-35$183$2,161,2667Fox Searchlight
8The Kings of Summer$11,454-4%565$205$1,239,9147CBS Films
9Stories We Tell$3,02318%281$108$1,491,92710Roadside Attractions
10G.I. Joe: Retaliation$2,558-6%41-22$62$122,520,13716Paramount
11Kon-Tiki$2,459-42%21-3$117$1,454,66912Weinstein Company
12The Sapphires$2,02426%150$135$2,444,47717Weinstein Company
13Pawn Shop Chronicles$743-28%15--$50$7,3371Anchor Bay Films
14Copperhead$469-37%5-10$94$120,7603Brainstorm Media
15Revelation Road 2$28116%5--$56$4,5011Freestyle Releasing
16Not Today$152217%1-1$152$317,56414Freestyle Releasing
17Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$144-29%20$72$511,19111eOne Films US