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. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$6,676,696-31%3,967--$1,683$97,126,0681Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,950,628-25%3,913-320$498$215,395,5663Paramount
3Tammy$1,632,167-23%3,4650$471$62,345,7832Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,181,499-21%2,885-412$410$155,975,0905Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$1,068,812-19%3,2300$331$27,903,1702Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$1,009,413-20%2,811-513$359$175,036,4485Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$787,826-20%2,077-312$379$224,486,3067Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$641,982-23%3,0490$211$27,224,3462Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$404,200-13%1,968-662$205$42,926,5094Warner Bros.
10America (2014)$395,250-6%1,1050$358$9,403,3433Lionsgate
11The Fault in Our Stars$290,357-16%1,002-863$290$120,549,1286Fox
12Think Like a Man Too$255,338-22%1,231-498$207$62,664,1464Sony / Screen Gems
13Edge of Tomorrow$248,101-21%1,103-435$225$95,302,6486Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$396,406-18%939764$422$6,406,9403Weinstein Company
2Chef$196,255-7%70115$280$24,657,76410Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$143,811-22%655-389$220$229,642,4388Fox
4Snowpiercer$95,7742%356106$269$2,912,6013RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$76,407-18%285-26$268$129,862,19314Fox
6Blended$52,842-18%33530$158$44,883,1808Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$52,010-7%267-48$195$148,789,32510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$36,536-12%303-49$121$198,468,6229Warner Bros.
9The LEGO Movie$30,85517%350110$88$257,417,50423Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$28,1103%188-39$150$42,694,5607Universal
11Belle$21,617-15%107-16$202$10,316,19211Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$57,7361%5--$11,547$565,5571IFC Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,362-6%410$1,350$4,398,66315Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$27,719-16%921$301$2,788,3127eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$10,697-10%96-46$111$83,774,29412Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$10,424-11%63-9$165$58,880,99719Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,8521%78-33$126$111,258,98519Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$7,752-20%40-21$194$2,010,5798Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,7342%144$410$178,8583Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$2,382-5%25-35$95$60,728,78217Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,671-36%202$84$1,508,07810RADiUS-TWC
11The Signal (2014)$1,23155%15-20$82$599,9935Focus
12The Railway Man$1,01220%11-3$92$4,437,49614Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$566-2%10-13$57$8,457,68710Clarius Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$213184%6-6$36$202,8186RADiUS-TWC
15The Hornet's Nest$87-3%21$44$310,62510Freestyle Releasing