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. 30 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Woman (2014)$2,002,195-23%3,205--$625$31,278,3351Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,062,874-21%3,620-205$294$228,529,8674Disney
3Heaven is for Real$1,060,591-24%2,705288$392$55,924,8382Sony / TriStar
4Rio 2$641,940-13%3,703-272$173$98,346,2983Fox
5Brick Mansions$541,535-32%2,647--$205$11,495,4421Relativity Media
6Transcendence$387,121-24%3,4550$112$19,908,0852Warner Bros.
7Bears$359,770-3%1,7200$209$12,266,0202Disneynature
8God's Not Dead$273,175-13%1,600-196$171$53,542,6096Freestyle / Pure Flix
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$251,715-8%1,021-259$247$49,540,3828Fox Searchlight
10Divergent$239,907-21%2,066-420$116$140,294,9546Lionsgate / Summit
11Draft Day$223,749-16%2,080-701$108$24,858,3603Lionsgate / Summit
12A Haunted House 2$207,421-16%2,3100$90$14,858,5322Open Road
13The Quiet Ones$203,950-22%2,027--$101$4,568,1641Lionsgate
14Noah$203,835-19%1,604-933$127$97,964,7465Paramount
15Oculus$173,527-19%1,881-767$92$25,799,7903Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Apr. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$61,341-4%156130$393$1,071,8223Weinstein Company
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$25,3910%468-312$54$108,122,9078Fox / DreamWorks Animation
32 States$25,109-30%1372$183$1,824,0372UTV Motion Pictures
4300: Rise of an Empire$23,992-11%32560$74$105,891,1558Warner Bros.
5The LEGO Movie$18,806-11%303-37$62$252,859,72312Warner Bros.
6Non-Stop (2014)$17,640-22%252-108$70$90,547,4159Universal
7Frozen (2013)$13,050-9%227-63$57$400,214,99323Disney
8Dom Hemingway$9,068-8%119-10$76$462,3054Fox Searchlight
9The Nut Job$6,96914%160-41$44$64,183,79615Open Road
10Son of God$6,567-26%211-292$31$59,592,3329Fox
11Bad Words$5,564-12%114-109$49$7,696,2967Focus
12Gravity$3,313-12%105-40$32$274,062,04230Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Apr. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$23,87711%370$645$1,163,0544Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cesar Chavez$6,39420%45-72$142$5,499,7935Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Joe (2014)$4,292-1%41-7$105$310,6573Roadside Attractions
43 Days to Kill$4,219-15%85-25$50$30,623,97210Relativity Media
5Sabotage (2014)$3,828-11%75-55$51$10,444,0755Open Road
6The Unknown Known$2,34351%22-27$107$259,1264RADiUS-TWC
7Watermark$2,12096%167$133$68,4664eOne Films US
8Philomena$1,59015%33-68$48$37,680,04723Weinstein Company
9Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$1,357-10%87-27$16$15,972,3197Lionsgate
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$93425%2--$467$36,59912Rialto Pictures
11August: Osage County$826-26%7-9$118$37,736,67018Weinstein Company
12Make Your Move$7253%40-102$18$6,7852High Top Releasing
13Ernest & Celestine$654-25%20-11$33$261,3229GKIDS
14Gloria (2014)$651-6%9-4$72$2,094,51214Roadside Attractions
15Frankie & Alice$620-23%24-19$26$695,1924Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
16Dallas Buyers Club$419-34%12-2$35$27,297,99526Focus
17Godzilla: The Japanese Original$224167%10$224$22,4102Rialto Pictures
18Gabrielle (2014)$32300%10$32$4,8442eOne Films US