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 Mon, Aug. 4 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$11,722,356-54%4,080--$2,873$106,043,2391Disney
2Lucy$2,321,450-57%3,20229$725$81,861,4252Universal
3Hercules (2014)$1,421,112-59%3,5950$395$54,079,5272Paramount
4Get On Up$1,246,350-65%2,468--$505$14,832,2651Universal
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,143,549-58%3,283-385$348$190,463,5364Fox
6The Purge: Anarchy$849,920-51%2,656-200$320$64,114,1403Universal
7Planes: Fire and Rescue$818,864-53%3,241-598$253$48,035,0733Disney
8Sex Tape$538,867-47%2,500-562$216$34,419,5323Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$383,973-60%1,81654$211$10,774,6912Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$319,523-54%1,732-744$184$241,526,5106Paramount
11Tammy$193,472-55%1,415-1147$137$81,724,1795Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$330,153-65%726365$455$7,306,9642Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$283,389--310203$914$7,725,8504IFC Films
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$228,725-40%861-497$266$168,799,4118Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Maleficent$211,851-46%681-396$311$234,952,32410Disney
522 Jump Street$205,681-41%828-785$248$188,647,2958Sony / Columbia
6Begin Again$90,034-54%727-517$124$13,845,6076Weinstein Company
7Edge of Tomorrow$83,373-58%40249$207$98,704,7199Warner Bros.
8Chef$82,953-59%350-55$237$28,392,95213Open Road
9Wish I Was Here$80,722-57%753128$107$3,134,7973Focus
10Earth to Echo$79,919-44%536-736$149$37,058,1245Relativity Media
11The Fluffy Movie$64,248-63%4320$149$2,434,4062Open Road
12Kick$61,800-57%162-15$381$2,161,8412UTV Motion Pictures
13The Fault in Our Stars$59,371-38%282-105$211$123,463,0119Fox
14America (2014)$47,050-54%478-282$98$14,121,8246Lionsgate
15Jersey Boys$37,368-58%286-176$131$46,260,2227Warner Bros.
16Godzilla (2014)$35,334-54%277-25$128$200,199,28712Warner Bros.
17X-Men: Days of Future Past$28,704-48%190-99$151$231,725,04111Fox
18Rio 2$27,081-46%212-18$128$131,047,71417Fox
19Blended$23,236-50%187-36$124$45,912,42711Warner Bros.
20Neighbors (2014)$19,390-75%177-31$110$149,790,64513Universal
21Snowpiercer$17,141-50%100-49$171$4,156,3406RADiUS-TWC
22I Origins$9,624-57%12246$79$242,9583Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$45,805-11%410$1,117$5,482,17118Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$12,033-20%50-24$241$3,216,81710eOne Films US
3Calvary$8,384-66%4--$2,096$82,5331Fox Searchlight
4Mr. Peabody & Sherman$3,853-37%591$65$111,396,43322Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Words and Pictures$2,436-30%18-10$135$2,143,34211Roadside Attractions
6Yves Saint Laurent$2,350-43%80$294$264,7576Weinstein Company
7The LEGO Movie$2,161-2%38-164$57$257,718,66826Warner Bros.
8Fed Up$640-28%7-6$91$1,533,66513RADiUS-TWC
9God's Not Dead$461-59%7-2$66$60,754,19620Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$14022%40$35$210,6699RADiUS-TWC
11Accident (2014 re-issue)$115-16%1--$115$17,21111Rialto Pictures
12As It Is in Heaven (2014)$80-23%1--$80$9,8654Embark Visuals
13A Long Way Off$71-53%10$71$29,8489Moving Visions Entertainment