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 Sat, Aug. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$11,618,10445%3,980135$2,919$108,870,8272Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$10,353,88249%3,697-391$2,801$214,840,2793Disney
3Let's Be Cops$6,864,19521%3,094--$2,219$20,955,9651Fox
4The Expendables 3$5,728,329-4%3,221--$1,778$11,678,4981Lionsgate
5The Giver$4,445,044-6%3,003--$1,480$9,195,5331Weinstein Company
6Into the Storm$3,342,11343%3,4340$973$29,300,4742Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$2,983,77844%2,04320$1,460$21,567,9272Disney / DreamWorks
8Lucy$2,281,53543%2,520-627$905$106,100,3904Universal
9Step Up All In$1,079,48532%2,0720$521$11,047,4512Lionsgate / Summit
10Hercules (2014)$917,32944%1,475-1421$622$67,595,1894Paramount
11Get On Up$842,81058%1,101-1368$765$26,477,9803Universal
12Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$834,31356%1,262-1044$661$201,281,4796Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$552,50267%644-157$858$12,271,8804Roadside Attractions
2Planes: Fire and Rescue$422,04354%960-1320$440$55,391,6185Disney
3What If$324,04615%787767$412$812,3002CBS Films
4The Purge: Anarchy$270,51549%575-1027$470$69,945,8855Universal
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$246,07756%377-149$653$171,066,32710Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Calvary$168,19559%13086$1,294$764,2673Fox Searchlight
7Sex Tape$143,38033%317-627$452$37,690,2395Sony / Columbia
8And So It Goes$138,56347%362-749$383$14,224,2124Clarius Entertainment
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$101,22855%223-4$454$232,406,62813Fox
1022 Jump Street$100,43134%172-141$584$189,885,32510Sony / Columbia
11Tammy$92,70531%276-274$336$83,092,1007Warner Bros. / New Line
12Edge of Tomorrow$88,54938%261-4$339$99,633,68811Warner Bros.
13Transformers: Age of Extinction$87,77061%206-374$426$243,279,1678Paramount
14The Fault in Our Stars$75,13330%206-17$365$124,129,94511Fox
15Chef$75,11277%122-120$616$29,245,36915Open Road
16Earth to Echo$38,90860%154-63$253$37,643,7317Relativity Media
17Godzilla (2014)$33,37661%118-60$283$200,560,71614Warner Bros.
18Blended$29,59459%111-33$267$46,190,97513Warner Bros.
19Rio 2$29,40564%128-38$230$131,394,78319Fox
20Neighbors (2014)$27,08050%106-33$255$150,036,94515Universal
21Jersey Boys$25,94747%115-35$226$46,603,6089Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$58,18323%410$1,419$6,079,39720Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Yves Saint Laurent$43,90246%1812$2,439$354,6058Weinstein Company
3Think Like a Man Too$29,22050%9362$314$65,160,8179Sony / Screen Gems
4Begin Again$25,18366%62-183$406$14,440,3678Weinstein Company
5Snowpiercer$17,44434%42-29$415$4,363,1308RADiUS-TWC
6The Fluffy Movie$16,56242%51-105$325$2,773,2054Open Road
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$15,24956%77-27$198$202,842,10716Sony / Columbia
8Wish I Was Here$11,67530%54-148$216$3,528,2425Focus
9The Grand Seduction$10,20649%25-8$408$3,321,12312eOne Films US
10America (2014)$8,31454%62-59$134$14,370,4098Lionsgate
11Kick$8,17340%16-58$511$2,453,7594UTV Motion Pictures
12Words and Pictures$2,75253%153$183$2,163,76513Roadside Attractions
13I Origins$1,22256%13-75$94$333,7685Fox Searchlight
14The LEGO Movie$1,1385%15-2$76$257,742,75228Warner Bros.
15Jake Squared$832102%10--$83$1,2431Freestyle Releasing
16Fed Up$74511%53$149$1,536,79915RADiUS-TWC
17Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$14514%2-1$73$212,48611RADiUS-TWC