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, Jul. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$19,465,117-24%3,967--$4,907$72,611,4271Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$4,725,244-29%3,913-320$1,208$208,833,7133Paramount
3Tammy$3,420,867-32%3,4650$987$56,998,7522Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,852,876-23%2,885-412$642$152,276,7335Fox / DreamWorks Animation
522 Jump Street$1,821,813-31%2,811-513$648$171,762,6975Sony / Columbia
6Earth to Echo$1,539,518-29%3,2300$477$24,585,8162Relativity Media
7Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,355,576-26%3,0490$445$25,052,0992Sony / Screen Gems
8Maleficent$1,253,386-25%2,077-312$603$222,005,3947Disney
9Jersey Boys$737,260-31%1,968-662$375$41,712,0404Warner Bros.
10America (2014)$719,095-24%1,1050$651$8,211,7913Lionsgate
11Think Like a Man Too$631,558-37%1,231-498$513$61,807,2454Sony / Screen Gems
12Edge of Tomorrow$483,431-38%1,103-435$438$94,498,3416Warner Bros.
13The Fault in Our Stars$428,758-26%1,002-863$428$119,629,6996Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$775,362-35%939764$826$5,171,5873Weinstein Company
2Chef$350,140-39%70115$499$24,075,14010Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$278,526-36%655-389$425$229,162,4368Fox
4Snowpiercer$178,966-33%356106$503$2,635,4723RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$105,774-35%285-26$371$129,626,91114Fox
6The Amazing Spider-Man 2$98,560-31%275-14$358$201,597,62511Sony / Columbia
7Blended$96,298-32%33530$287$44,713,3148Warner Bros.
8Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania$90,806-45%101--$899$380,0111Reliance Entertainment
9Neighbors (2014)$85,440-44%267-48$320$148,636,11010Universal
10Godzilla (2014)$70,764-28%303-49$234$198,355,1859Warner Bros.
11Heaven is for Real$45,851-24%173-13$265$90,836,06713Sony / TriStar
12Belle$40,025-31%107-16$374$10,249,49511Fox Searchlight
13A Million Ways to Die in the West$39,435-60%188-39$210$42,615,6857Universal
14The LEGO Movie$24,831-14%350110$71$257,335,78123Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,544-18%410$1,086$4,240,61515Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$34,611-35%921$376$2,706,8687eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$17,383-44%63-9$276$58,848,86619Fox Searchlight
4The Other Woman (2014)$16,977-36%96-46$177$83,742,26512Fox
5Words and Pictures$14,521-27%40-21$363$1,986,5488Roadside Attractions
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$11,730-25%78-33$150$111,233,40119Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Yves Saint Laurent$10,001-28%144$714$162,2713Weinstein Company
8Moms' Night Out$6,534-26%54-42$121$10,429,70710Sony / TriStar
9God's Not Dead$3,460-31%25-35$138$60,722,24717Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$2,305-20%202$115$1,501,12710RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$1,264-13%11-3$115$4,435,08314Weinstein Company
12The Signal (2014)$1,046-7%15-20$70$597,4205Focus
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$242-61%10-13$24$8,456,32510Clarius Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$199-70%6-6$33$202,4056RADiUS-TWC
15The Hornet's Nest$158-31%21$79$310,18010Freestyle Releasing