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 Wed, Jul. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$3,684,571-30%4,2330$870$189,081,1002Paramount
2Tammy$2,553,261-24%3,46565$737$41,998,3461Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,383,752-24%3,297-14$420$144,873,2264Fox / DreamWorks Animation
422 Jump Street$1,372,873-21%3,3240$413$163,937,9604Sony / Columbia
5Earth to Echo$1,299,869-23%3,2300$402$17,837,8671Relativity Media
6Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,105,168-27%3,0490$362$19,296,9101Sony / Screen Gems
7Maleficent$905,965-21%2,389-54$379$216,926,3186Disney
8Jersey Boys$602,093-19%2,6300$229$38,623,2693Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$512,172-20%1,865-1$275$117,629,1685Fox
10Think Like a Man Too$500,276-24%1,7290$289$58,939,2113Sony / Screen Gems
11America (2014)$472,3482%1,1050$427$5,352,7052Lionsgate
12Edge of Tomorrow$411,171-21%1,5380$267$92,299,8585Warner Bros.
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$229,417-23%1,0444$220$227,917,6997Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$180,372-12%6860$263$22,634,2149Open Road
2Begin Again$140,554-5%1750$803$2,216,2632Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$112,829-14%2500$451$1,885,9012RADiUS-TWC
4Rio 2$88,762-11%31112$285$129,136,27313Fox
5Neighbors (2014)$58,135-10%31517$185$148,221,6409Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$46,699-20%3520$133$198,060,3848Warner Bros.
7Blended$44,976-16%3050$147$44,322,4727Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$33,025-14%22726$145$42,370,4756Universal
9Divergent$28,251-4%184-26$154$150,917,63916Lionsgate / Summit
10Belle$26,896-14%123-11$219$10,082,18410Fox Searchlight
11The Other Woman (2014)$18,602-10%142-26$131$83,657,83111Fox
12The LEGO Movie$17,592-7%2400$73$257,238,95322Warner Bros.
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,253-9%111-25$119$111,179,07218Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,12212%410$1,344$4,037,19814Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$25,451-27%91-28$280$2,558,7076eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$12,974-18%72-8$180$58,765,42518Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$11,378-6%61-44$187$1,926,8307Roadside Attractions
5Yves Saint Laurent$6,448-1%108$645$121,7092Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$6,440-11%60-30$107$60,703,80716Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Fed Up$1,97147%180$110$1,492,9139RADiUS-TWC
8The Railway Man$1,6341%14-24$117$4,430,02513Weinstein Company
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,50912%120$126$198,7695RADiUS-TWC
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,402-17%2314$61$8,453,5659Clarius Entertainment
11The Signal (2014)$1,3752%35-145$39$592,1224Focus
12The Hornet's Nest$17-41%10$17$309,6149Freestyle Releasing