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. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$6,830,926-48%3,306--$2,066$63,902,3711Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$5,056,288-63%4,253--$1,189$54,507,6101Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3The Fault in Our Stars$2,307,777-14%3,273100$705$83,074,9772Fox
4Maleficent$2,269,929-58%3,623-325$627$165,291,4583Disney
5Edge of Tomorrow$1,672,018-71%3,50515$477$58,673,7162Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,033,521-69%3,042-597$340$207,290,1314Fox
7Godzilla (2014)$383,462-69%2,088-1022$184$191,840,6565Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$363,155-66%2,413-747$150$37,470,1753Universal
9Neighbors (2014)$302,425-49%1,896-778$160$143,324,6406Universal
10Chef$225,282-65%1,102-196$204$14,213,2616Open Road
11Blended$206,492-59%1,581-1347$131$40,593,8294Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$117,865-60%682-799$173$198,504,0867Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$81,689-74%577-1066$142$33,552,9915Disney
3Belle$62,301-56%338-138$184$8,631,9257Fox Searchlight
4Divergent$60,469-46%33638$180$149,681,74413Lionsgate / Summit
5Rio 2$58,512-51%383-319$153$126,725,18210Fox
6Heaven is for Real$48,007-57%53286$90$89,450,4399Sony / TriStar
7The LEGO Movie$43,448-45%30127$144$256,373,71919Warner Bros.
8Words and Pictures$41,315-61%217119$190$1,107,3994Roadside Attractions
9The Grand Seduction$32,575-57%104-3$313$1,312,6633eOne Films US
10The Other Woman (2014)$29,822-42%244-245$122$82,762,9888Fox
11The Signal (2014)$23,003-55%120--$192$178,6451Focus
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$21,322-63%149-36$143$58,131,13515Fox Searchlight
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$20,415-49%207-17$99$110,643,02215Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14God's Not Dead$18,490-56%150-50$123$60,319,48413Freestyle / Pure Flix
15The Immigrant$15,630-60%140-5$112$1,702,5265Weinstein Company
16Noah$7,802-67%103-33$76$101,171,40912Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,239-7%412$884$2,990,61511Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fed Up$10,003-24%56-32$179$1,337,3926RADiUS-TWC
3Brick Mansions$7,263-59%85-14$85$20,229,4658Relativity Media
4Moms' Night Out$7,070-38%81-211$87$10,086,9646Sony / TriStar
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,490-13%43-41$81$8,336,8636Clarius Entertainment
6Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$3,474-57%18--$193$65,9212RADiUS-TWC
7The Railway Man$3,165-48%50-127$63$4,310,15810Weinstein Company
8Oculus$2,104-37%31-16$68$27,676,24910Relativity Media
9Transcendence$1,970-57%58-47$34$23,016,4749Warner Bros.
10Draft Day$1,832-65%53-60$35$28,832,97710Lionsgate / Summit
11The Hornet's Nest$551-64%3-13$184$299,4786Freestyle Releasing
12Filmistaan$395-71%8-16$49$44,7022UTV Motion Pictures
13Accident (2014 re-issue)$301-42%1--$301$14,6164Rialto Pictures
14Blue Ruin$183144%2-1$92$257,0898RADiUS-TWC
15The Unknown Known$15260%30$51$273,75511RADiUS-TWC
16Heropanti$36-78%1-2$36$63,0874UTV Motion Pictures