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, Aug. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Let's Be Cops$5,205,858--2,936--$1,773$5,205,8580Fox
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$5,109,668-33%3,845--$1,329$84,925,0281Paramount
3Guardians of the Galaxy$4,849,881-27%4,0888$1,186$193,319,0812Disney
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$1,379,132-20%2,023--$682$15,345,4541Disney / DreamWorks
5Into the Storm$1,351,267-34%3,434--$393$22,458,2561Warner Bros. / New Line
6Lucy$1,097,310-27%3,052-150$360$101,348,3003Universal
7Step Up All In$606,654-33%2,072--$293$8,664,0231Lionsgate / Summit
8Hercules (2014)$573,210-31%2,896-699$198$65,574,1533Paramount
9Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$493,593-33%1,851-1432$267$199,544,6385Fox
10Get On Up$443,980-29%2,280-188$195$24,724,0952Universal
11Planes: Fire and Rescue$429,430-26%1,852-1389$232$54,388,4804Disney
12And So It Goes$200,849-12%1,111-705$181$13,828,0873Clarius Entertainment
13The Purge: Anarchy$175,325-48%1,205-1451$145$69,373,2904Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$299,692-3%506196$592$11,407,3815IFC Films
2A Most Wanted Man$255,457-11%80175$319$11,193,7433Roadside Attractions
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$132,942-26%526-335$253$170,559,1049Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Sex Tape$93,129-52%733-1767$127$37,356,4714Sony / Columbia
5Maleficent$85,998-22%325-356$265$236,341,10711Disney
6Transformers: Age of Extinction$58,405-28%580-1152$101$243,089,3837Paramount
722 Jump Street$50,152-36%278-550$180$189,678,0869Sony / Columbia
8Chef$49,075-4%242-108$203$29,085,61714Open Road
9Edge of Tomorrow$48,402-13%265-137$183$99,434,10310Warner Bros.
10X-Men: Days of Future Past$38,110-19%22737$168$232,204,00412Fox
11The Fault in Our Stars$35,148-19%223-59$158$123,964,21810Fox
12Tammy$34,440-44%550-865$63$82,897,4666Warner Bros. / New Line
13Begin Again$32,504-7%245-482$133$14,372,9617Weinstein Company
14Earth to Echo$29,351-28%217-319$135$37,556,8356Relativity Media
15Rio 2$27,65915%166-46$167$131,330,47818Fox
16Godzilla (2014)$17,165-11%178-99$96$200,490,12113Warner Bros.
17Jersey Boys$16,129-31%150-136$108$46,545,7388Warner Bros.
18Blended$14,042-18%144-43$98$46,129,33312Warner Bros.
19Neighbors (2014)$12,570-5%139-38$90$149,979,36514Universal
20Wish I Was Here$10,332-28%202-551$51$3,498,3704Focus
21The Fluffy Movie$8,423-38%156-276$54$2,737,8253Open Road
22America (2014)$5,581-59%121-357$46$14,350,7997Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$53,29112%410$1,300$5,926,52719Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Calvary$34,944-3%4440$794$461,0922Fox Searchlight
3What If$19,289-3%20--$964$190,4231CBS Films
4Snowpiercer$13,744-3%71-29$194$4,321,0287RADiUS-TWC
5Kick$9,150-58%74-88$124$2,433,6473UTV Motion Pictures
6The Grand Seduction$8,166-3%33-17$247$3,295,65011eOne Films US
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,3780%36-23$205$111,448,19623Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8I Origins$5,662-14%88-34$64$326,3774Fox Searchlight
9The LEGO Movie$2,70954%17-21$159$257,737,06827Warner Bros.
10Yves Saint Laurent$1,41726%6-2$236$279,0317Weinstein Company
11Words and Pictures$526-67%12-6$44$2,158,49212Roadside Attractions
12Fed Up$238580%2-5$119$1,535,32914RADiUS-TWC
13As It Is in Heaven (2014)$173128%21$87$10,7445Embark Visuals
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$25-75%3-1$8$212,03410RADiUS-TWC