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 Tue, Aug. 6 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Guns$3,145,7755%3,025--$1,040$33,199,6551Universal
2The Smurfs 2$3,082,92626%3,866--$797$32,646,1891Sony / Columbia
3The Wolverine$2,844,8445%3,9240$725$100,186,7222Fox
4Despicable Me 2$1,763,44013%3,207-269$550$329,730,4205Universal
5The Conjuring$1,748,2182%3,11593$561$111,422,2883Warner Bros. / New Line
6Grown Ups 2$1,168,7266%3,075-183$380$118,466,3794Sony / Columbia
7Turbo$1,066,90520%2,985-824$357$71,263,1163Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Red 2$725,9087%2,755-261$263$46,462,9083Lionsgate / Summit
9Pacific Rim$702,2952%1,803-799$390$94,272,3914Warner Bros.
10The Heat$632,2994%2,074-310$305$150,707,2726Fox
11R.I.P.D.$366,5550%1,703-1147$215$31,214,7953Universal
12The Way, Way Back$350,6088%1,001115$350$14,228,7775Fox Searchlight
13Fruitvale Station$327,0986%1,08622$301$11,487,4404Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$276,10311%879-591$314$259,089,8417Disney
2World War Z$266,342-4%912-528$292$196,424,7177Paramount
3The To Do List$95,770-14%585-6$164$3,302,1892CBS Films
4The Lone Ranger$92,9624%553-714$168$86,947,6095Disney
5Star Trek Into Darkness$78,6260%300120$262$226,379,25112Paramount
6Man of Steel$72,603-3%304-197$239$287,829,1068Warner Bros.
7Epic$49,52629%255-34$194$106,736,76111Fox
8Now You See Me$38,3386%206-9$186$115,550,63510Lionsgate / Summit
9Fast & Furious 6$32,2500%230-37$140$238,084,44011Universal
10The Croods$29,30723%162-32$181$186,704,29720Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11The Great Gatsby (2013)$28,8472%228-43$127$144,569,34413Warner Bros.
12Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$28,097-12%214-284$131$32,069,5925Lionsgate / Summit
13The Internship$26,5446%172-25$154$44,273,3019Fox
14The Purge$12,4950%132-25$95$64,448,6859Universal
15The Hangover Part III$6,3742%103-44$62$112,155,45911Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$18,985-2%4--$4,746$235,7371A24
2Unfinished Song$12,8068%68-14$188$1,431,4077Weinstein Company
3Mud$9,35722%62-11$151$21,489,07715Roadside Attractions
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$7,60010%58-19$131$4,113,5809Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$5,43510%395$139$5,783,7108A24
6Girl Most Likely$4,62814%36-191$129$1,355,3053Roadside Attractions
7Stories We Tell$1,8728%173$110$1,559,05913Roadside Attractions
8Kon-Tiki$1,61356%9-5$179$1,514,44215Weinstein Company
9Pain and Gain$1,3074%20-15$65$49,789,02215Paramount
10Copperhead$437-29%20$219$168,3506Brainstorm Media