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, Apr. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Heaven is for Real$1,870,128-23%2,4170$774$36,350,1861Sony / TriStar
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,773,553-20%3,825-113$464$207,075,4383Disney
3Rio 2$1,506,933-22%3,97527$379$81,156,0702Fox
4Transcendence$763,412-26%3,455--$221$13,679,5041Warner Bros.
5Bears$607,547-35%1,720--$353$6,968,5611Disneynature
6Draft Day$482,041-15%2,7810$173$20,933,6922Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$460,848-16%2,486-624$185$135,437,5015Lionsgate / Summit
8A Haunted House 2$450,763-27%2,310--$195$10,575,2421Open Road
9Oculus$433,440-17%2,6480$164$22,656,8292Relativity Media
10God's Not Dead$402,304-11%1,796-64$224$49,502,9115Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Noah$400,171-19%2,537-745$158$94,669,0314Paramount
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$346,077-4%1,280-187$270$46,017,1727Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Apr. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Muppets Most Wanted$129,12813%929-1097$139$48,738,6695Disney
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$75,6333%780-797$97$107,431,1757Fox / DreamWorks Animation
32 States$53,051-29%135--$393$1,263,8491UTV Motion Pictures
4The LEGO Movie$39,8403%340-270$117$252,405,23211Warner Bros.
5Non-Stop (2014)$32,400-14%360-280$90$90,256,9308Universal
6Frozen (2013)$24,888-11%290-54$86$399,960,21522Disney
7300: Rise of an Empire$23,502-14%265-260$89$105,559,7627Warner Bros.
8Dom Hemingway$18,396-4%12987$143$355,1413Fox Searchlight
9Bad Words$16,088-19%223-540$72$7,617,0926Focus
10Son of God$14,063-15%503-305$28$59,486,3938Fox
11Cesar Chavez$13,55230%117-188$116$5,426,0984Lionsgate / Pantelion
12The Nut Job$11,042-6%201-60$55$64,051,54214Open Road
13Sabotage (2014)$9,258-30%130-621$71$10,387,0524Open Road
14Make Your Move$8,881-13%142--$63$109,8411High Top Releasing
15Gravity$8,430-5%145-57$58$274,004,65129Warner Bros.
163 Days to Kill$7,014-9%11027$64$30,561,8899Relativity Media
17Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$6,619-7%114-21$58$15,945,9376Lionsgate
18Philomena$6,17119%101-56$61$37,654,94922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Apr. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$37,2275%370$1,006$919,2833Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Railway Man$16,3242%2622$628$300,9812Weinstein Company
3Joe (2014)$9,15510%480$191$252,0032Roadside Attractions
412 Years a Slave$4,658-22%53-11$88$56,629,51827Fox Searchlight
5The Unknown Known$3,897-8%49-31$80$238,1503RADiUS-TWC
6Frankie & Alice$2,963-17%43-128$69$685,0313Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
7Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,55030%1--$2,550$17,9051Rialto Pictures
8Watermark$2,433-28%96$270$50,8583eOne Films US
9Ernest & Celestine$1,302-19%31-8$42$246,5458GKIDS
1013 Sins$1,114-9%45--$25$12,8381RADiUS-TWC
11Gloria (2014)$1,02425%13-11$79$2,085,99213Roadside Attractions
12Dallas Buyers Club$930-9%14-19$66$27,291,79025Focus
13Veronica Mars$627-35%15-8$42$3,321,3756Warner Bros.
14August: Osage County$580-35%16-11$36$37,728,73717Weinstein Company
15Cuban Fury$495-15%8-71$62$91,8722eOne Films US
16Gabrielle (2014)$160-46%1--$160$3,6391eOne Films US