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, Jun. 2 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$6,207,742-68%3,948--$1,572$75,639,0401Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$3,163,908-66%4,0015$791$165,184,1092Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,627,855-62%3,158--$515$18,425,2401Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,152,979-66%3,501-451$329$175,592,6653Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$911,525-57%2,939-327$310$129,877,8904Universal
6Blended$709,031-64%3,5550$199$30,059,8702Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$378,342-65%2,152-1008$176$193,114,2445Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$344,767-64%2,329-690$148$28,329,8203Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$158,352-53%1,114-1040$142$81,234,3866Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$206,211-61%624126$330$7,032,6414Open Road
2Belle$135,197-62%52572$258$6,324,0955Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$124,577-65%983-718$127$124,445,3148Fox
4Heaven is for Real$95,443-62%722-998$132$88,108,7907Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$64,584-59%539-834$120$255,241,1349Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$45,655-51%249-111$183$57,384,42613Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$40,548-52%373-271$109$148,681,10311Lionsgate / Summit
8Moms' Night Out$39,019-46%383-478$102$9,629,2424Sony / TriStar
9The Immigrant$33,086-60%1503$221$1,118,4263Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$32,252-62%302-21$107$255,469,24917Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$26,988-58%496-104$54$4,076,4598Weinstein Company
12Fed Up$22,395-57%1042$215$1,047,6414RADiUS-TWC
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$22,174-62%254-32$87$110,071,85613Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Noah$18,828-62%182-37$103$100,887,84110Paramount
15God's Not Dead$16,545-55%155-90$107$59,813,72111Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$16,150-45%180-494$90$8,173,4424Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$9,804-55%17328$57$28,708,1628Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$5,697-58%128-74$45$22,936,1857Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$36,104-57%94--$384$359,8471eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$27,551-2%390$706$2,420,8349Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$8,495-62%133$653$226,1742Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,074-64%74-14$82$17,269,8417Open Road
5The Hornet's Nest$5,161-60%42-15$123$260,9894Freestyle Releasing
6Oculus$5,044-61%83-22$61$27,608,0748Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$3,398-54%72-20$47$8,499,5106Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$2,596-57%45-123$58$20,033,9706Relativity Media
9Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,000307%40$250$135,1207Rialto Pictures
10Heropanti$813-64%11-5$74$57,9632UTV Motion Pictures
11Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$180-68%2--$90$46,76517Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$154-73%61$26$250,1686RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$3559%1-4$35$269,1869RADiUS-TWC