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. 18 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$2,884,902-63%3,697-391$780$225,546,2873Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$2,801,620-69%3,980135$704$120,567,0032Paramount
3Let's Be Cops$2,103,399-60%3,094--$680$28,324,3851Fox
4The Expendables 3$1,320,470-69%3,221--$410$17,200,1151Lionsgate
5The Giver$1,312,534-58%3,003--$437$13,617,5501Weinstein Company
6The Hundred-Foot Journey$761,359-64%2,04320$373$24,447,5822Disney / DreamWorks
7Into the Storm$747,418-66%3,4340$218$32,261,0932Warner Bros. / New Line
8Lucy$617,950-62%2,520-627$245$108,331,1404Universal
9Step Up All In$280,234-63%2,0720$135$12,088,5942Lionsgate / Summit
10Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$242,760-61%1,262-1044$192$202,139,8966Fox
11Hercules (2014)$226,684-61%1,475-1421$154$68,395,7804Paramount
12Get On Up$181,665-68%1,101-1368$165$27,231,6153Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$241,632--771265$313$13,884,5426IFC Films
2Planes: Fire and Rescue$139,773-58%960-1320$146$55,863,1415Disney
3A Most Wanted Man$128,306-66%644-157$199$12,773,3684Roadside Attractions
4What If$118,810-52%787767$151$1,179,0292CBS Films
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$80,835-54%377-149$214$171,322,97310Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Purge: Anarchy$77,625-57%575-1027$135$70,204,9155Universal
7Calvary$46,967-64%13086$361$942,3783Fox Searchlight
8Sex Tape$41,401-45%317-627$131$37,807,0745Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$39,653-61%362-749$110$14,365,9664Clarius Entertainment
1022 Jump Street$33,489-46%172-141$195$189,980,52110Sony / Columbia
11Edge of Tomorrow$31,308-52%261-4$120$99,730,22211Warner Bros.
12X-Men: Days of Future Past$30,932-58%223-4$139$232,511,74613Fox
13The Fault in Our Stars$26,752-53%206-17$130$124,213,64311Fox
14Transformers: Age of Extinction$22,350-65%206-374$108$243,364,8098Paramount
15Tammy$19,841-58%276-274$72$83,159,6587Warner Bros. / New Line
16Chef$17,621-66%122-120$144$29,314,81715Open Road
17Earth to Echo$12,361-55%154-63$80$37,683,4577Relativity Media
18Godzilla (2014)$10,002-62%118-60$85$200,597,13414Warner Bros.
19Rio 2$8,221-61%128-38$64$131,423,95819Fox
20Neighbors (2014)$7,930-59%106-33$75$150,064,43515Universal
21Jersey Boys$7,829-62%115-35$68$46,631,9489Warner Bros.
22Blended$7,495-64%111-33$68$46,219,29013Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$31,430-32%410$767$6,157,03220Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Yves Saint Laurent$12,225-96%1812$679$398,8448Weinstein Company
3Begin Again$7,421-52%62-183$120$14,463,2518Weinstein Company
4Snowpiercer$5,871-52%42-29$140$4,381,1098RADiUS-TWC
5The Fluffy Movie$5,002-61%51-105$98$2,791,0324Open Road
6America (2014)$3,274-40%62-59$53$14,379,1578Lionsgate
7The Grand Seduction$3,274-55%25-8$131$3,331,64312eOne Films US
8Wish I Was Here$2,636-75%54-148$49$3,541,2485Focus
9The LEGO Movie$1,61051%15-2$107$257,745,43028Warner Bros.
10Kick$1,424-80%16-58$89$2,461,3654UTV Motion Pictures
11Words and Pictures$800-67%153$53$2,167,00613Roadside Attractions
12I Origins$422-53%13-75$32$335,0805Fox Searchlight
13Fed Up$412-30%53$82$1,537,79915RADiUS-TWC
14Jake Squared$199-55%10--$20$1,8801Freestyle Releasing
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$150-30%2-1$75$213,71911RADiUS-TWC