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. 29 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$25,735,547-21%4,233--$6,080$100,038,3901Paramount
222 Jump Street$4,534,733-27%3,426120$1,324$140,279,2673Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,960,246-23%3,750-518$1,056$121,952,2293Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$2,674,626-37%2,2250$1,202$48,084,7572Sony / Screen Gems
5Maleficent$2,470,530-25%3,073-377$804$202,010,0645Disney
6Jersey Boys$2,289,120-28%2,9050$788$27,444,7502Warner Bros.
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,589,261-28%2,535-677$627$84,348,9224Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$1,545,407-11%2,845-495$543$109,875,7954Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,007,472-25%2,014-667$500$223,414,8996Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$505,063-30%801-160$631$19,413,4408Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$264,965-29%750-615$353$197,020,1387Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$201,560-40%510-523$395$147,241,1558Universal
4A Million Ways to Die in the West$159,525-32%483-934$330$41,721,9305Universal
5Blended$159,374-37%475-367$336$43,545,8596Warner Bros.
6Rio 2$128,118-27%32212$398$128,146,33312Fox
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$91,170-32%274-160$333$200,185,5119Sony / Columbia
8Belle$76,964-28%175-69$440$9,655,4859Fox Searchlight
9Heaven is for Real$75,403-17%21110$357$90,175,14111Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$72,686-26%119-5$611$2,164,2845eOne Films US
11Divergent$55,344-29%210-79$264$150,544,46415Lionsgate / Summit
12The Other Woman (2014)$45,686-31%195-36$234$83,403,92510Fox
13The LEGO Movie$43,264-20%33520$129$257,000,26021Warner Bros.
14Words and Pictures$40,249-31%105-70$383$1,731,6246Roadside Attractions
15Moms' Night Out$23,418-27%11767$200$10,276,5268Sony / TriStar
16Mr. Peabody & Sherman$22,373-29%141-38$159$111,017,44517Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Signal (2014)$22,042-20%180-24$122$556,0993Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snowpiercer$56,938-17%8--$7,117$171,1871RADiUS-TWC
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$46,345-8%410$1,130$3,546,21513Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Begin Again$35,487-36%5--$7,097$134,0641Weinstein Company
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$35,186-33%90-22$391$58,550,01417Fox Searchlight
5The Immigrant$21,969-23%61-49$360$1,984,7437Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$18,178-23%90-22$202$60,605,10415Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Brick Mansions$14,747-3%31-29$476$20,358,68710Relativity Media
8America (2014)$13,94413%3--$4,648$38,6081Lionsgate
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$8,614-13%31-15$278$175,8034RADiUS-TWC
10Fed Up$8,353-5%32-15$261$1,454,2558RADiUS-TWC
11Yves Saint Laurent$7,226-28%2--$3,613$35,8611Weinstein Company
12The Railway Man$4,955-32%38-46$130$4,407,45812Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,149-9%21-31$150$8,433,8628Clarius Entertainment
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,642-23%10--$164$5,5531Freestyle Releasing
15The Hornet's Nest$257-17%2-1$129$306,9478Freestyle Releasing
16The Unknown Known$75-63%1-1$75$276,38113RADiUS-TWC