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, Aug. 14 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We're the Millers$3,171,471-24%3,2600$973$48,785,2271Warner Bros. / New Line
2Elysium$2,720,361-31%3,284--$828$39,870,7271Sony / TriStar
3Planes$2,134,828-31%3,702--$577$29,943,8591Disney
4Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,563,771-36%3,031124$516$29,114,7491Fox
5The Smurfs 2$1,327,640-36%3,8671$343$51,179,4972Sony / Columbia
62 Guns$1,150,640-28%3,0283$380$52,634,9652Universal
7The Wolverine$915,187-28%2,867-918$319$115,209,3103Fox
8Despicable Me 2$862,225-29%2,395-455$360$341,475,6456Universal
9The Conjuring$760,141-22%2,650-465$287$123,279,6494Warner Bros. / New Line
10Grown Ups 2$441,031-29%2,102-750$210$125,321,8815Sony / Columbia
11Turbo$321,448-34%1,771-370$182$76,278,4294Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Heat$247,442-21%1,351-363$183$154,391,6677Fox
13Red 2$223,449-21%1,574-1181$142$50,087,8164Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pacific Rim$211,034-24%980-823$215$97,495,3075Warner Bros.
2The Way, Way Back$186,650-26%780-133$239$16,945,1756Fox Searchlight
3Chennai Express$166,153-34%196--$848$3,004,1091UTV Motion Pictures
4Fruitvale Station$160,823-19%828-258$194$13,983,2835Weinstein Company
5Monsters University$111,465-30%405-215$275$260,566,9918Disney
6Man of Steel$100,778-22%426122$237$289,023,7879Warner Bros.
7World War Z$98,088-20%505-407$194$197,778,9688Paramount
8R.I.P.D.$57,360-17%478-510$120$32,156,5304Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$39,996-12%256-44$156$226,927,10013Paramount
10Epic$25,710-18%222-23$116$107,064,82212Fox
11Now You See Me$24,802-18%143-63$173$115,825,65711Lionsgate / Summit
12Fast & Furious 6$17,190-5%191-39$90$238,340,14012Universal
13The Internship$15,668-3%136-27$115$44,470,34010Fox
14The Croods$15,193-17%142-23$107$186,902,81221Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15The Great Gatsby (2013)$14,1907%135-93$105$144,751,63814Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$30,708-11%1915$1,616$634,1442A24
2The To Do List$12,190-2%86-499$142$3,484,2843CBS Films
3Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$8,725-15%77-137$113$32,191,0206Lionsgate / Summit
4In a World...$8,422-1%3--$2,807$96,1321Roadside Attractions
5Unfinished Song$7,801-11%53-15$147$1,533,0928Weinstein Company
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$7,4261%53-5$140$4,191,69610Roadside Attractions
7Mud$3,085-24%44-18$70$21,549,47816Roadside Attractions
8The Bling Ring$2,849-7%401$71$5,815,5979A24
9The Hangover Part III$2,548-13%46-57$55$112,195,29912Warner Bros.
10Pain and Gain$1,79923%19-1$95$49,808,49116Paramount
11Stories We Tell$1,385-16%10-7$139$1,573,54714Roadside Attractions
12Girl Most Likely$1,1208%12-24$93$1,373,2254Roadside Attractions