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 Mon, Jul. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$5,536,412-49%2,903--$1,907$47,391,7381Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$3,457,100-53%3,820-183$905$279,463,4953Universal
3Grown Ups 2$2,752,489-51%3,4910$788$82,140,5152Sony / Columbia
4Turbo$2,703,770-56%3,806--$710$33,719,1541Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pacific Rim$2,052,186-58%3,28510$625$70,334,7092Warner Bros.
6Red 2$1,899,809-60%3,016--$630$19,948,2311Lionsgate / Summit
7R.I.P.D.$1,468,780-55%2,852--$515$14,160,1951Universal
8The Heat$1,202,793-54%2,689-439$447$130,474,0174Fox
9Monsters University$792,520-49%2,186-956$363$249,906,6525Disney
10World War Z$720,006-53%2,066-937$349$187,652,6145Paramount
11The Lone Ranger$569,166-55%2,273-1631$250$81,860,4563Disney
12White House Down$301,601-55%1,454-1112$207$68,754,4764Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$253,352-56%1,050-1100$241$285,253,8266Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$236,963-62%304225$779$4,829,8553Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$229,137-58%748-144$306$30,176,1543Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$173,342-49%622-772$279$94,603,2556Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$82,500-56%351--$235$776,9471Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$62,546-48%333-517$188$114,473,2548Lionsgate / Summit
6Epic$61,963-43%319-33$194$105,657,1649Fox
7Star Trek Into Darkness$55,525-51%250-153$222$225,176,49110Paramount
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$51,031-50%302177$169$143,715,05911Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$43,245-54%279-113$155$237,164,4709Universal
10The Croods$34,182-45%212-31$161$186,073,37818Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11The Internship$33,126-47%202-31$164$43,615,2487Fox
12The Purge$22,620-44%156-23$145$64,087,0307Universal
13The Hangover Part III$16,472-54%202-63$82$111,899,9199Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$91,557-59%3427$2,693$1,423,2542Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$18,837-57%95-43$198$3,851,3467Roadside Attractions
3Unfinished Song$18,139-56%88-3$206$1,088,6855Weinstein Company
4Mud$13,294-50%77-36$173$21,253,63613Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$10,847-49%38-59$285$5,639,4596A24
6The Kings of Summer$5,789-52%35-21$165$1,296,0118CBS Films
742 (2013)$4,607-50%85-20$54$95,005,95015Warner Bros.
8Pain and Gain$4,425-54%70-80$63$49,740,16513Paramount
9Stories We Tell$4,084-39%22-6$186$1,520,48911Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$3,287-54%3631$91$148,5664Brainstorm Media
11The East$3,206-69%31-40$103$2,212,7298Fox Searchlight
12Kon-Tiki$1,202-62%9-12$134$1,468,34013Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$408-61%10-5$41$2,448,86318Weinstein Company
14Scary Movie 5$379-55%8-25$47$32,014,66815Weinstein / Dimension
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$320-58%42$80$517,03912eOne Films US
16Escape From Planet Earth$194-31%7-48$28$57,012,04123Weinstein Company
17Not Today$46283%10$46$317,94915Freestyle Releasing