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 Tue, Aug. 5 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$11,907,8212%4,080--$2,919$117,951,0601Disney
2Lucy$2,576,11011%3,20229$805$84,437,5352Universal
3Hercules (2014)$1,631,47515%3,5950$454$55,711,0022Paramount
4Get On Up$1,332,2057%2,468--$540$16,164,4701Universal
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,285,97012%3,283-385$392$191,749,5064Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$977,59819%3,241-598$302$49,012,6713Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$915,0058%2,656-200$345$65,029,1453Universal
8Sex Tape$581,5688%2,500-562$233$35,001,1003Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$505,95332%1,81654$279$11,280,6442Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$341,8247%1,732-744$197$241,868,3346Paramount
11Tammy$206,6627%1,415-1147$146$81,930,8415Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$1,072,600--692--$1,550$1,072,6000Screenvision
2A Most Wanted Man$333,8841%726365$460$7,640,8482Roadside Attractions
3Boyhood$303,4807%310203$979$8,029,3304IFC Films
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$251,03510%861-497$292$169,050,4468Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Maleficent$216,9402%681-396$319$235,169,26410Disney
622 Jump Street$207,7471%828-785$251$188,855,0428Sony / Columbia
7Earth to Echo$95,63520%536-736$178$37,153,7595Relativity Media
8Begin Again$95,0706%727-517$131$13,940,6776Weinstein Company
9Wish I Was Here$93,16015%753128$124$3,227,9573Focus
10Edge of Tomorrow$92,54311%40249$230$98,797,2629Warner Bros.
11Chef$79,635-4%350-55$228$28,472,58713Open Road
12The Fluffy Movie$73,88515%4320$171$2,508,2912Open Road
13Kick$67,85710%162-15$419$2,229,6982UTV Motion Pictures
14The Fault in Our Stars$65,59610%282-105$233$123,528,6079Fox
15America (2014)$49,7596%478-282$104$14,171,5836Lionsgate
16Jersey Boys$41,10410%286-176$144$46,301,3267Warner Bros.
17Godzilla (2014)$40,28114%277-25$145$200,239,56812Warner Bros.
18Rio 2$34,25827%212-18$162$131,081,97217Fox
19X-Men: Days of Future Past$30,6867%190-99$162$231,755,72711Fox
20Blended$25,0958%187-36$134$45,937,52211Warner Bros.
21Neighbors (2014)$20,2755%177-31$115$149,810,92013Universal
22Snowpiercer$18,1556%100-49$182$4,174,4956RADiUS-TWC
23I Origins$10,98414%12246$90$253,9423Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,7476%410$1,189$5,530,91818Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$10,700-11%50-24$214$3,227,51710eOne Films US
3Calvary$7,496-11%4--$1,874$90,0291Fox Searchlight
4The LEGO Movie$6,010178%38-164$158$257,724,67826Warner Bros.
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$5,53044%591$94$111,401,96322Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Words and Pictures$2,416-1%18-10$134$2,145,75811Roadside Attractions
7Yves Saint Laurent$1,831-22%80$229$266,5886Weinstein Company
8God's Not Dead$51311%7-2$73$60,754,70920Freestyle / Pure Flix
9Fed Up$450-30%7-6$64$1,534,11513RADiUS-TWC
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$362159%40$91$211,0319RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$355--1--$355$147,77316Rialto Pictures
12Accident (2014 re-issue)$1193%1--$119$17,33011Rialto Pictures
13As It Is in Heaven (2014)$78-3%1--$78$9,9434Embark Visuals
14A Long Way Off$767%10$76$29,9249Moving Visions Entertainment