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, Aug. 3 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$25,485,690-18%4,080--$6,246$94,320,8831Disney
2Lucy$5,444,660-25%3,20229$1,700$79,539,9752Universal
3Get On Up$3,552,790-31%2,468--$1,440$13,585,9151Universal
4Hercules (2014)$3,463,970-21%3,5950$964$52,658,4152Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$2,710,879-23%3,283-385$826$189,319,9874Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,726,003-32%3,241-598$533$47,216,2093Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$1,725,615-24%2,656-200$650$63,264,2203Universal
8Sex Tape$1,021,767-28%2,500-562$409$33,880,6653Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$952,895-31%1,81654$525$10,390,7182Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$696,645-25%1,732-744$402$241,206,9876Paramount
11Tammy$428,881-35%1,415-1147$303$81,530,7075Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$956,123-34%726365$1,317$6,976,8112Roadside Attractions
2Maleficent$390,211-25%681-396$573$234,740,47310Disney
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$382,251-24%861-497$444$168,570,6868Fox / DreamWorks Animation
422 Jump Street$350,410-28%828-785$423$188,441,6148Sony / Columbia
5Chef$202,325-33%350-55$578$28,309,99913Open Road
6Edge of Tomorrow$198,506-21%40249$494$98,621,3469Warner Bros.
7Begin Again$194,846-34%727-517$268$13,755,5736Weinstein Company
8Wish I Was Here$186,632-27%753128$248$3,054,0753Focus
9The Fluffy Movie$173,211-15%4320$401$2,370,1582Open Road
10Kick$143,752-18%162-15$887$2,100,0412UTV Motion Pictures
11Earth to Echo$141,637-25%536-736$264$36,978,2055Relativity Media
12America (2014)$103,369-31%478-282$216$14,074,7746Lionsgate
13The Fault in Our Stars$96,315-22%282-105$342$123,403,6409Fox
14Jersey Boys$88,973-29%286-176$311$46,222,8547Warner Bros.
15Neighbors (2014)$78,70541%177-31$445$149,771,25513Universal
16Godzilla (2014)$76,813-18%277-25$277$200,163,95312Warner Bros.
17X-Men: Days of Future Past$54,802-29%190-99$288$231,696,33711Fox
18Rio 2$49,960-28%212-18$236$131,020,63317Fox
19Blended$46,472-22%187-36$249$45,889,19111Warner Bros.
20The Amazing Spider-Man 2$36,746-24%161-26$228$202,644,00114Sony / Columbia
21Snowpiercer$34,120-24%100-49$341$4,139,1996RADiUS-TWC
22Think Like a Man Too$30,819-29%115-202$268$65,028,6877Sony / Screen Gems
23I Origins$22,335-17%12246$183$233,3343Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$51,266-19%410$1,250$5,436,36618Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$37,37022%97-224$385$30,523,5685Sony / Screen Gems
3Calvary$24,351-19%4--$6,088$74,1491Fox Searchlight
4Heaven is for Real$15,836-26%96-33$165$91,386,09716Sony / TriStar
5The Grand Seduction$15,034-23%50-24$301$3,204,78410eOne Films US
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$6,141-41%591$104$111,392,58022Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Yves Saint Laurent$4,13818%80$517$262,4076Weinstein Company
8Words and Pictures$3,456-33%18-10$192$2,140,90611Roadside Attractions
9The LEGO Movie$2,210-14%38-164$58$257,716,50726Warner Bros.
10God's Not Dead$1,114-33%7-2$159$60,753,73520Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$886-33%7-6$127$1,533,02513RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$590--1--$590$147,41816Rialto Pictures
13A Long Way Off$151-14%10$151$29,7779Moving Visions Entertainment
14Accident (2014 re-issue)$137-31%1--$137$17,16111Rialto Pictures
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$115-72%40$29$210,5299RADiUS-TWC
16As It Is in Heaven (2014)$104-17%1--$104$9,7854Embark Visuals