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, Mar. 22 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$19,853,462-13%3,936--$5,044$42,637,4811Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$7,139,31153%3,194--$2,235$11,801,5761Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$5,304,06895%3,607-344$1,470$77,326,9243Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$3,655,98952%3,085-405$1,185$91,145,8933Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$3,437,78953%3,1150$1,104$28,307,5392Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$2,900,82556%2,945-238$985$77,030,9054Universal
7The LEGO Movie$1,851,79990%2,501-539$740$242,064,9797Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$1,418,00552%1,8960$748$12,163,7912Lionsgate
9Son of God$1,106,64767%2,139-851$517$54,718,7234Fox
10Frozen (2013)$332,499100%1,069-397$311$397,508,05018Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1God's Not Dead$3,310,99018%780--$4,245$6,113,0751Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$2,929,91555%304238$9,638$11,030,5343Fox Searchlight
3The Monuments Men$446,75572%938-656$476$75,440,9227Sony / Columbia
4Ride Along$292,65061%650-374$450$132,967,60510Universal
53 Days to Kill$265,96257%752-814$354$29,580,5625Relativity Media
6Veronica Mars$203,04948%34756$585$2,705,2722Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$199,46665%522-403$382$55,910,95123Fox Searchlight
8The Nut Job$150,037100%335-70$448$62,489,60710Open Road
9American Hustle$112,51172%281-222$400$149,752,40915Sony / Columbia
10Gravity$105,98887%202-118$525$273,026,82625Warner Bros.
11RoboCop (2014)$101,95961%328-637$311$57,019,6246Sony / Columbia
12Philomena$93,25265%297-205$314$37,031,54818Weinstein Company
13About Last Night$90,13343%214-410$421$48,219,2996Sony / Screen Gems
14The Wolf of Wall Street$88,72770%215-71$413$116,637,74713Paramount
15Dallas Buyers Club$72,61794%178-103$408$27,027,30221Focus
16Lone Survivor$64,35565%211-105$305$124,772,32113Universal
17The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$59,58767%224-53$266$257,998,95215Warner Bros. / New Line
18Pompeii$55,99750%201-470$279$22,781,6845Sony / TriStar
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$50,66757%211-57$240$424,500,49718Lionsgate
20Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$37,51444%128-24$293$50,404,65310Paramount
21August: Osage County$28,63678%141-62$203$37,583,57413Weinstein Company
22Winter's Tale$15,91237%14494$111$12,545,8196Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Words$216,99354%8781$2,494$513,9022Focus
2Her (2013)$31,45575%73-48$431$25,356,83614Warner Bros.
3That Awkward Moment$31,26231%93-29$336$25,958,1738Focus
4Gloria (2014)$18,423101%50-25$368$1,969,9939Roadside Attractions
5The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$12,61346%63-25$200$58,156,48613Fox
6Repentance$11,61952%43-83$270$1,173,6384Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
7Blood Ties$10,90927%28--$390$19,4891Roadside Attractions
8Walking With Dinosaurs$8,99291%59-39$152$36,012,22414Fox
9Vampire Academy$5,57473%3523$159$7,769,1917Weinstein Company
10Ernest & Celestine$4,626124%7-2$661$89,5844GKIDS
11Stalingrad (2014)$2,94154%13-57$226$985,4334Sony / Columbia
12Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,71554%18-5$95$8,314,61717Weinstein Company
13The Art of the Steal (2014)$1,59238%15-45$106$60,2602RADiUS-TWC
14Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$624179%1--$624$23,2567Rialto Pictures