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 Sat, Sep. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$15,078,51163%4,001--$3,769$24,324,5081Sony / Columbia
2Prisoners$4,912,01946%3,29030$1,493$35,965,0772Warner Bros.
3Rush (2013)$4,031,2359%2,2972292$1,755$8,001,7992Universal
4Baggage Claim$3,886,36118%2,027--$1,917$7,183,9741Fox Searchlight
5Don Jon$3,466,3185%2,422--$1,431$6,754,5651Relativity Media
6Insidious Chapter 2$3,125,45351%3,120-35$1,002$67,994,6343FilmDistrict
7The Family (2013)$1,722,09258%2,894-197$595$30,835,0103Relativity Media
8We're the Millers$1,351,28761%2,405-598$562$141,745,8948Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$1,150,40765%2,062-869$558$109,709,8927Weinstein Company
10Battle of the Year$972,18375%2,0080$484$6,997,4622Sony / Screen Gems
11Riddick$730,40067%1,826-1196$400$39,618,4704Universal
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$388,084102%1,007-466$385$65,158,9748Fox
13Planes$360,763109%1,426-1020$253$87,455,1558Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Sep. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$1,405,82076%948-30$1,483$37,393,2975Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$997,92271%227223$4,396$1,948,0232Fox Searchlight
3Metallica Through The Never$497,715-39%305--$1,632$1,309,1151Picturehouse
4Despicable Me 2$381,480100%748-256$510$361,554,05513Universal
5Grown Ups 2$275,66171%390132$707$131,850,53812Sony / Columbia
6Elysium$233,14156%562-830$415$91,731,2228Sony / TriStar
7The Wizard of Oz 3D$228,953176%305-13$751$4,835,6062Warner Bros.
82 Guns$133,00557%403-349$330$74,934,0459Universal
9The Wolverine$126,55067%329-133$385$131,237,52610Fox
10Turbo$120,951115%282-51$429$81,890,63911Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11The Smurfs 2$120,77851%353-243$342$69,865,8089Sony / Columbia
12The Conjuring$94,55363%338-223$280$136,923,34811Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$89,35247%329-718$272$31,005,4736Sony / Screen Gems
14The World's End$88,06350%281-552$313$25,649,2596Focus
15The Heat$86,84955%251-59$346$158,908,30314Fox
16Thanks for Sharing$71,86554%251-18$286$857,1222Roadside Attractions
17One Direction: This Is Us$67,98486%228-1478$298$28,782,3015Sony / TriStar
18Pacific Rim$53,55486%140-62$383$101,594,92112Warner Bros.
19This Is The End$53,24440%205-322$260$101,331,62016Sony / Columbia
20In a World...$53,02459%121-23$438$2,571,0108Roadside Attractions
21The Spectacular Now$47,04826%142-429$331$6,626,1549A24
22The Grandmaster$46,84161%143-330$328$6,476,4986Weinstein Company
23The Way, Way Back$44,49055%158-166$282$21,307,15813Fox Searchlight
24World War Z$41,53176%160-43$260$202,255,81615Paramount
25Red 2$30,29545%110-68$275$52,856,12311Lionsgate / Summit
26Salinger$27,12357%134-4$202$484,4344Weinstein Company
27You're Next$14,69643%112-420$131$18,404,1876Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Sep. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Haute Cuisine$13,58763%1411$971$45,0502Weinstein Company
2Jobs$12,17541%84-68$145$16,110,8697Open Road
3Getaway$11,12638%74-441$150$10,488,5595Warner Bros.
4Fruitvale Station$10,44853%42-61$249$16,004,62312Weinstein Company
5Paranoia$8,08721%66-22$123$7,371,6507Relativity Media
6The Ultimate Life$7,67845%47-137$163$1,307,1884High Top Releasing
7Populaire$5,81152%244$242$126,7344Weinstein Company
8We Are What We Are (2013)$4,911-23%2--$2,456$11,2731eOne Films US
9Chennai Express$4,09975%9-11$455$5,304,7808UTV Motion Pictures
10Unfinished Song$3,3185%19-4$175$1,694,19415Weinstein Company
11C.O.G.$2,62472%9-11$292$48,4052Screen Media / Focus World
12The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$2,41634%1--$2,416$4,2191Rialto Pictures
13Antoine and Antoinette (2013 re-issue)$1,73436%1--$1,734$4,5341Rialto Pictures
14Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$1,5573%8-10$195$4,317,85517Roadside Attractions
15Hotel Normandy$1,338234%1--$1,338$1,7391Rialto Premieres
16Morning$974-17%4--$244$2,1481Anchor Bay Films
17Satyagraha$29779%2-7$149$738,3395UTV Motion Pictures
18Stories We Tell$18542%4-1$46$1,597,98221Roadside Attractions