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 Fri, Aug. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$8,010,48786%3,980135$2,013$97,252,7232Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$6,940,57664%3,697-391$1,877$204,486,3973Disney
3The Expendables 3$5,950,169--3,221--$1,847$5,950,1691Lionsgate
4Let's Be Cops$5,684,50678%3,094--$1,837$14,091,7701Fox
5The Giver$4,750,489--3,003--$1,582$4,750,4891Weinstein Company
6Into the Storm$2,336,925101%3,4340$681$25,958,3612Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$2,074,01878%2,04320$1,015$18,584,1492Disney / DreamWorks
8Lucy$1,599,35084%2,520-627$635$103,818,8554Universal
9Step Up All In$818,63269%2,0720$395$9,967,9662Lionsgate / Summit
10Hercules (2014)$636,63836%1,475-1421$432$66,677,8604Paramount
11Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$534,80645%1,262-1044$424$200,447,1666Fox
12Get On Up$534,51542%1,101-1368$485$25,635,1703Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$330,70070%644-157$514$11,719,3784Roadside Attractions
2What If$282,3991730%787767$359$488,2542CBS Films
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$273,816-11%960-1320$285$54,969,5755Disney
4The Purge: Anarchy$180,99049%575-1027$315$69,675,3705Universal
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$157,65752%377-149$418$170,820,25010Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Sex Tape$107,47930%317-627$339$37,546,8595Sony / Columbia
7Calvary$106,036266%13086$816$596,0723Fox Searchlight
8And So It Goes$94,222-42%362-749$260$14,085,6494Clarius Entertainment
922 Jump Street$74,79478%172-141$435$189,784,89410Sony / Columbia
10Tammy$70,661126%276-274$256$82,999,3957Warner Bros. / New Line
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$65,34781%223-4$293$232,305,40013Fox
12Edge of Tomorrow$63,94036%261-4$245$99,545,13911Warner Bros.
13The Fault in Our Stars$57,65275%206-17$280$124,054,81211Fox
14Transformers: Age of Extinction$54,46715%206-374$264$243,191,3978Paramount
15Chef$42,4361%122-120$348$29,170,25715Open Road
16Earth to Echo$24,3193%154-63$158$37,604,8237Relativity Media
17Godzilla (2014)$20,79527%118-60$176$200,527,34014Warner Bros.
18Blended$18,56838%111-33$167$46,161,38113Warner Bros.
19Neighbors (2014)$18,05545%106-33$170$150,009,86515Universal
20Rio 2$17,9506%128-38$140$131,365,37819Fox
21Jersey Boys$17,65324%115-35$154$46,577,6619Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,3650%410$1,155$6,021,21420Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Yves Saint Laurent$30,0661772%1812$1,670$310,7038Weinstein Company
3Think Like a Man Too$19,540--9362$210$65,131,5979Sony / Screen Gems
4Begin Again$15,161-44%62-183$245$14,415,1848Weinstein Company
5Snowpiercer$13,02612%42-29$310$4,345,6868RADiUS-TWC
6The Fluffy Movie$11,65963%51-105$229$2,756,6434Open Road
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$9,793--77-27$127$202,826,85816Sony / Columbia
8Wish I Was Here$8,988-2%54-148$166$3,516,5675Focus
9The Grand Seduction$6,843-19%25-8$274$3,310,91712eOne Films US
10Kick$5,821-5%16-58$364$2,445,5864UTV Motion Pictures
11America (2014)$5,389-9%62-59$87$14,362,0958Lionsgate
12Words and Pictures$1,800150%153$120$2,161,01313Roadside Attractions
13The LEGO Movie$1,083-69%15-2$72$257,741,61428Warner Bros.
14I Origins$782-85%13-75$60$332,5465Fox Searchlight
15Fed Up$6691095%53$134$1,536,05415RADiUS-TWC
16Jake Squared$411--10--$41$4111Freestyle Releasing
17Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$12731%2-1$64$212,34111RADiUS-TWC