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 Sun, Nov. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ender's Game$6,441,563-40%3,407--$1,891$27,017,3511Lionsgate / Summit
2Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$5,036,382-43%3,3459$1,506$61,568,6392Paramount
3Free Birds$4,612,027-36%3,736--$1,234$15,805,2371Relativity Media
4Last Vegas$4,178,709-41%3,065--$1,363$16,334,5661CBS Films
5Gravity$3,122,711-49%3,024-683$1,033$218,891,3595Warner Bros.
6Captain Phillips$2,039,702-48%3,021-122$675$82,458,2324Sony / Columbia
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$1,207,012-41%2,430-681$497$106,146,1606Sony / Columbia
8The Counselor$849,304-43%3,0440$279$13,767,3592Fox
9Carrie (2013)$753,544-50%2,252-905$335$31,836,4123Sony / Screen Gems
10Escape Plan$637,745-38%1,966-917$324$21,590,9463Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
112 Years a Slave$1,347,652-38%410287$3,287$8,952,5383Fox Searchlight
2About Time$290,500-38%175--$1,660$1,076,2501Universal
3Enough Said$254,198-51%662-173$384$14,809,9647Fox Searchlight
4All Is Lost$153,094-39%13048$1,178$1,433,5303Roadside Attractions
5Despicable Me 2$114,330-45%309-70$370$364,774,32518Universal
6We're the Millers$114,159-35%555-231$206$149,221,40513Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prisoners$95,580-50%465-882$206$59,949,8857Warner Bros.
8Rush (2013)$86,355-47%303-374$285$26,491,9197Universal
9Insidious Chapter 2$77,032-64%553-676$139$82,820,5808FilmDistrict
10Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$57,154-44%251-52$228$67,489,95013Fox
11Lee Daniels' The Butler$50,247-45%312-132$161$115,071,73112Weinstein Company
12Baggage Claim$49,531-62%294-300$168$21,224,3906Fox Searchlight
13I'm in Love with a Church Girl$48,124-48%243-215$198$2,057,2863High Top Releasing
14Machete Kills$46,505-32%263-990$177$7,632,8794Open Road
15Don Jon$44,156-42%181-359$244$23,889,4816Relativity Media
16Instructions Not Included$37,751-23%136-165$278$44,132,64010Lionsgate / Pantelion
17Grown Ups 2$34,217-39%148-40$231$133,471,45317Sony / Columbia
18Pulling Strings$27,137-3%109-206$249$5,713,5665Lionsgate / Pantelion
19Runner Runner$26,864-42%237-732$113$19,156,6325Fox
20The Smurfs 2$26,432-30%135-70$196$70,879,07814Sony / Columbia
21The Wolverine$18,550-47%119-45$156$132,357,10915Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$73,334-38%9--$8,148$260,8651Focus
2Turbo$19,606-32%69-39$284$82,807,21516Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Diana$19,069-35%38--$502$67,7541eOne Films US
4The Family (2013)$12,366-41%87-131$142$36,578,9858Relativity Media
5Grace Unplugged$11,425-44%81-127$141$2,451,2525Roadside Attractions
6The Heat$6,677-47%42-38$159$159,511,44019Fox
7Elysium$5,983-47%38-23$157$92,572,08513Sony / TriStar
8Big Sur$5,523-16%13--$425$16,8351Ketchup Entertainment
9In a World...$4,582-47%22-10$208$2,906,17313Roadside Attractions
10Spinning Plates$3,908-19%6--$651$39,1372The Film Arcade
11The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$2,0274%5-9$405$45,9026Rialto Pictures
12The World's End$1,920-51%16-10$120$25,971,35911Focus
13Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$1,628-49%10$1,628$17,9162Cinepix
14Romeo and Juliet (2013)$1,305-47%22-69$59$1,107,9074Relativity Media
15The Spectacular Now$901-7%18-6$50$6,836,90814A24
16Linsanity$602-33%4-4$151$259,9325Ketchup Entertainment
17Hotel Normandy$348-33%1--$348$4,6406Rialto Premieres
18Torn$180-63%2-3$90$17,4453The Film Collective