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, Apr. 5 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$34,666,864-6%3,938--$8,803$71,593,0561Disney
2Noah$7,237,55148%3,5714$2,027$67,456,8822Paramount
3Divergent$5,742,39538%3,631-305$1,581$110,939,4043Lionsgate / Summit
4God's Not Dead$2,999,67035%1,758580$1,706$30,015,6653Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Muppets Most Wanted$2,855,72288%3,052-142$936$40,234,1883Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$2,679,81946%1,263286$2,122$31,601,7185Fox Searchlight
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,354,34881%2,931-368$803$100,554,7455Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Sabotage (2014)$822,29343%2,4860$331$8,254,0442Open Road
9Need For Speed$821,60352%1,779-926$462$40,367,2594Disney / DreamWorks
10Non-Stop (2014)$818,90048%1,724-791$475$87,681,7406Universal
11Bad Words$707,04440%1,074232$658$5,540,7804Focus
12300: Rise of an Empire$631,38647%1,555-1046$406$103,619,8345Warner Bros.
13The LEGO Movie$629,79575%1,350-651$467$250,196,1899Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cesar Chavez$370,72639%6640$558$4,272,6382Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Frozen (2013)$194,56373%321-66$606$398,846,04920Disney
3Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$153,82171%425-714$362$15,579,0284Lionsgate
4Frankie & Alice$145,96126%171--$854$261,5851Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
5The Nut Job$127,07392%285-9$446$63,426,01912Open Road
6Son of God$119,64957%481-796$249$58,435,3036Fox
7Gravity$101,45641%255120$398$273,536,67427Warner Bros.
8The Monuments Men$99,28749%308-193$322$76,922,3429Sony / Columbia
9Ride Along$85,07060%236-124$360$133,895,09012Universal
10Jinn$56,9745%201--$283$111,3451Freestyle Releasing
11Philomena$37,10248%197-5$188$37,446,02920Weinstein Company
123 Days to Kill$30,53846%131-209$233$30,372,6727Relativity Media
1312 Years a Slave$30,20564%128-100$236$56,483,64125Fox Searchlight
14Lone Survivor$30,05053%140-25$215$125,052,26115Universal
15Pompeii$29,81052%134-28$222$23,069,5077Sony / TriStar
16The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$25,65246%130-55$197$258,289,80617Warner Bros. / New Line
17American Hustle$24,40853%119-69$205$150,105,37217Sony / Columbia
18RoboCop (2014)$23,18751%118-50$197$57,356,2518Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$71,59525%37--$1,935$128,9211Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Afflicted$30,59238%44--$695$52,7821CBS Films
3Veronica Mars$15,57031%74-136$210$3,276,0754Warner Bros.
4Her (2013)$14,72652%85-25$173$25,515,81816Warner Bros.
5Ernest & Celestine$13,57598%2412$566$160,7346GKIDS
6Dallas Buyers Club$13,21357%52-47$254$27,234,82323Focus
7Dom Hemingway$13,08841%4--$3,272$31,8301Fox Searchlight
8About Last Night$12,14754%44-47$276$48,466,8298Sony / Screen Gems
9August: Osage County$5,90096%42-39$140$37,696,23915Weinstein Company
10Gloria (2014)$4,96488%17-19$292$2,045,04611Roadside Attractions
11The Players$2,98780%50--$60$4,6511Weinstein Company
12Watermark$2,830-18%2--$1,415$6,2871eOne Films US
13On the Other Side of the Tracks$2,39949%50--$48$4,0121Weinstein Company
14Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,1701481%31$390$27,8899Rialto Pictures
15Vampire Academy$1,07236%11-13$97$7,790,4119Weinstein Company
16Stalingrad (2014)$55429%10-56$55$1,013,3516Sony / Columbia