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 Mon, Apr. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Woman (2014)$1,909,909-67%3,205--$596$26,673,6611Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,067,512-76%3,620-205$295$226,126,7534Disney
3Heaven is for Real$1,010,819-77%2,705288$374$53,472,9872Sony / TriStar
4Brick Mansions$637,212-73%2,647--$241$10,154,0671Relativity Media
5Rio 2$573,849-87%3,703-272$155$96,963,7493Fox
6Transcendence$381,441-67%3,4550$110$19,013,5832Warner Bros.
7Bears$255,637-76%1,7200$149$11,537,1622Disneynature
8God's Not Dead$248,520-72%1,600-196$155$52,954,1806Freestyle / Pure Flix
9Divergent$231,385-75%2,066-420$112$139,753,2426Lionsgate / Summit
10The Quiet Ones$221,237-71%2,027--$109$4,101,2901Lionsgate
11A Haunted House 2$220,453-74%2,3100$95$14,403,7882Open Road
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$211,084-67%1,021-259$207$49,014,2368Fox Searchlight
13Draft Day$205,948-71%2,080-701$99$24,367,0073Lionsgate / Summit
14Noah$196,224-72%1,604-933$122$97,510,7765Paramount
15Oculus$188,740-65%1,881-767$100$25,412,0413Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$51,383-67%156130$329$946,6743Weinstein Company
2300: Rise of an Empire$25,674-63%32560$79$105,840,2068Warner Bros.
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$24,286-84%468-312$52$108,072,1648Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The LEGO Movie$21,345-79%303-37$70$252,819,78612Warner Bros.
52 States$20,754-82%1372$151$1,763,2032UTV Motion Pictures
6Non-Stop (2014)$16,505-67%252-108$65$90,507,2109Universal
7Frozen (2013)$12,164-80%227-63$54$400,187,56523Disney
8Dom Hemingway$8,155-55%119-10$69$443,3424Fox Searchlight
9Son of God$6,970-71%211-292$33$59,576,8989Fox
10Bad Words$5,547-52%114-109$49$7,684,4157Focus
11The Nut Job$5,270-84%160-41$33$64,170,71415Open Road
12Gravity$2,851-73%105-40$27$274,054,96130Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$16,827-55%370$455$1,117,6024Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cesar Chavez$5,546-51%45-72$123$5,488,0925Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Sabotage (2014)$4,177-61%75-55$56$10,435,9455Open Road
43 Days to Kill$3,943-66%85-25$46$30,614,78710Relativity Media
5Joe (2014)$3,676-67%41-7$90$302,0283Roadside Attractions
6Philomena$1,374-65%33-68$42$37,677,07423Weinstein Company
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$1,328-71%87-27$15$15,969,4527Lionsgate
8The Unknown Known$1,164-55%22-27$53$255,2324RADiUS-TWC
9Watermark$998-68%167$62$65,2644eOne Films US
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$885-18%2--$443$34,91812Rialto Pictures
11Ernest & Celestine$836-77%20-11$42$259,7969GKIDS
12Make Your Move$695-43%40-102$17$122,9882High Top Releasing
13Frankie & Alice$588-57%24-19$25$693,7694Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
14Dallas Buyers Club$423-53%12-2$35$27,296,93726Focus
15August: Osage County$260-80%7-9$37$37,734,73318Weinstein Company
16Gloria (2014)$258-85%9-4$29$2,093,16714Roadside Attractions
17Godzilla: The Japanese Original$228-10%10$228$22,1022Rialto Pictures