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. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$3,638,450-50%3,3060$1,101$113,549,5752Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,123,254-55%4,26815$732$97,719,3012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$2,475,300-63%2,225--$1,112$31,717,2111Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$1,748,844-52%3,450-173$507$187,628,1784Disney
5Jersey Boys$1,472,498-57%2,905--$507$14,791,8691Warner Bros.
6The Fault in Our Stars$1,431,960-36%3,34067$429$100,126,0033Fox
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,202,389-54%3,212-293$374$75,193,9623Warner Bros.
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$791,942-53%2,681-361$295$217,536,6525Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$263,110-53%1,365-723$193$195,246,4986Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$211,845-49%1,417-996$150$40,514,2954Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$175,590-47%1,033-863$170$145,892,5407Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$211,103-53%961-141$220$17,016,8837Open Road
2Blended$128,241-49%842-739$152$42,487,1245Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$85,899-48%434-248$198$199,596,7348Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$66,410-41%310-73$214$127,442,40211Fox
5Divergent$45,013-39%289-47$156$150,205,04814Lionsgate / Summit
6Belle$42,026-52%244-94$172$9,240,2778Fox Searchlight
7The Other Woman (2014)$34,050-37%231-13$147$83,125,1659Fox
8The LEGO Movie$32,527-32%31514$103$256,728,84420Warner Bros.
9Heaven is for Real$29,470-45%201-331$147$89,841,03010Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$27,375-57%12420$221$1,797,0924eOne Films US
11Words and Pictures$25,320-56%175-42$145$1,503,0815Roadside Attractions
12The Signal (2014)$21,077-52%20484$103$424,6632Focus
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$20,417-39%112-37$182$58,367,57316Fox Searchlight
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$17,697-40%179-28$99$110,862,44816Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15God's Not Dead$15,392-45%112-38$137$60,497,12514Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$11,502-55%110-30$105$1,870,4476Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$29,368-16%410$716$3,272,73212Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fed Up$7,548-16%47-9$161$1,408,7427RADiUS-TWC
3The Railway Man$7,251-25%8434$86$4,368,93611Weinstein Company
4Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$6,321-49%4628$137$132,2093RADiUS-TWC
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$6,203-45%529$119$8,394,7097Clarius Entertainment
6Moms' Night Out$4,951-54%50-31$99$10,171,9377Sony / TriStar
7Brick Mansions$4,304-60%60-25$72$20,289,8229Relativity Media
8Oculus$1,067-47%17-14$63$27,690,54111Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$352-68%30$117$305,3727Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$97-39%1-1$97$258,2109RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$66-51%2-1$33$275,72412RADiUS-TWC