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, May. 31 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$25,750,6416%3,948--$6,522$50,048,1001Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$13,794,99247%4,0015$3,448$152,680,3422Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$6,409,1804%3,158--$2,030$12,565,7701Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$5,246,02257%3,501-451$1,498$171,022,0993Warner Bros.
5Blended$3,661,17347%3,5550$1,030$27,354,4362Warner Bros.
6Neighbors (2014)$3,454,35038%2,939-327$1,175$126,836,7604Universal
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,662,98862%2,152-1008$773$191,644,3835Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$1,593,22453%2,329-690$684$27,034,1443Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$613,45539%1,114-1040$551$80,742,6196Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$888,27378%624126$1,424$6,302,3214Open Road
2Belle$557,60659%52572$1,062$5,837,6355Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$485,61376%983-718$494$123,965,7788Fox
4Heaven is for Real$331,20552%722-998$459$87,761,4757Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$290,16262%539-834$538$255,019,0949Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$177,23270%249-111$712$57,245,62813Fox Searchlight
7The Immigrant$146,38079%1503$976$1,001,6193Weinstein Company
8Divergent$144,86048%373-271$388$148,556,26011Lionsgate / Summit
9Moms' Night Out$122,68625%383-478$320$9,517,7524Sony / TriStar
10The LEGO Movie$116,91155%302-21$387$255,352,75917Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$93,07654%496-104$188$3,985,1258Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$89,70573%254-32$353$109,991,88713Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$66,66649%1042$641$972,6194RADiUS-TWC
14Noah$63,18063%182-37$347$100,820,07310Paramount
15God's Not Dead$48,46446%155-90$313$59,760,13311Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,84720%180-494$205$8,127,7304Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$36,27435%17328$210$28,676,5108Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$20,16740%128-74$158$22,916,9247Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$146,75557%94--$1,561$240,4541eOne Films US
2Words and Pictures$36,08481%133$2,776$195,4542Roadside Attractions
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,210-32%390$903$2,365,2819Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Hornet's Nest$20,75922%42-15$494$242,9434Freestyle Releasing
5A Haunted House 2$20,32980%74-14$275$17,246,8947Open Road
6Oculus$15,21046%83-22$183$27,590,0958Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$12,16362%72-20$169$8,488,6636Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$9,00155%45-123$200$20,025,3326Relativity Media
9Heropanti$4,225115%11-5$384$54,8832UTV Motion Pictures
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,11083%40$278$133,8747Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$82751%61$138$249,4526RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$565-14%2--$283$46,02717Rialto Pictures
13The Unknown Known$9038%1-4$90$269,1299RADiUS-TWC