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 Sun, Jun. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$19,383,198-25%3,948--$4,910$69,431,2981Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$9,339,859-32%4,0015$2,334$162,020,2012Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$4,231,615-34%3,158--$1,340$16,797,3851Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$3,417,587-35%3,501-451$976$174,439,6863Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$2,129,605-38%2,939-327$725$128,966,3654Universal
6Blended$1,996,403-45%3,5550$562$29,350,8392Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,091,519-34%2,152-1008$507$192,735,9025Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$950,909-40%2,329-690$408$27,985,0533Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$333,415-46%1,114-1040$299$81,076,0346Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$524,109-41%624126$840$6,826,4304Open Road
2Rio 2$354,959-27%983-718$361$124,320,7378Fox
3Belle$351,263-37%52572$669$6,188,8985Fox Searchlight
4Heaven is for Real$251,872-24%722-998$349$88,013,3477Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$157,456-46%539-834$292$255,176,5509Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$93,143-47%249-111$374$57,338,77113Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$84,295-42%373-271$226$148,640,55511Lionsgate / Summit
8The LEGO Movie$84,238-28%302-21$279$255,436,99717Warner Bros.
9The Immigrant$83,721-43%1503$558$1,085,3403Weinstein Company
10Moms' Night Out$72,471-41%383-478$189$9,590,2234Sony / TriStar
11The Railway Man$64,346-31%496-104$130$4,049,4718Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$57,795-36%254-32$228$110,049,68213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$52,627-21%1042$506$1,025,2464RADiUS-TWC
14Noah$48,940-23%182-37$269$100,869,01310Paramount
15God's Not Dead$37,043-24%155-90$239$59,797,17611Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$29,562-20%180-494$164$8,157,2924Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$21,848-40%17328$126$28,698,3588Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$13,564-33%128-74$106$22,930,4887Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$83,289-43%94--$886$323,7431eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$28,002-20%390$718$2,393,2839Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$22,225-38%133$1,710$217,6792Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$16,873-17%74-14$228$17,263,7677Open Road
5Oculus$12,935-15%83-22$156$27,603,0308Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$12,885-38%42-15$307$255,8284Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$7,449-39%72-20$103$8,496,1126Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$6,042-33%45-123$134$20,031,3746Relativity Media
9Heropanti$2,267-46%11-5$206$57,1502UTV Motion Pictures
10Blue Ruin$562-32%61$94$250,0146RADiUS-TWC
11Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$558-1%2--$279$46,58517Rialto Pictures
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$246-78%40$62$134,1207Rialto Pictures
13The Unknown Known$22-76%1-4$22$269,1519RADiUS-TWC