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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 30 - Sun, Apr. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$61,100,000-60%4,1370$14,769$251,032,8382Lionsgate
2Wrath of the Titans$34,200,000--3,545--$9,647$34,200,0001Warner Bros.
3Mirror Mirror$19,000,000--3,603--$5,273$19,000,0001Relativity Media
421 Jump Street$15,000,000-27%3,14827$4,765$93,052,6243Sony / Columbia
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$8,013,120-39%3,264-413$2,455$189,560,9205Universal
6John Carter$2,005,000-60%2,397-815$836$66,209,3394Disney
7Act of Valor$1,006,000-51%1,239-980$812$67,749,4946Relativity Media
8A Thousand Words$915,000-53%1,007-780$909$16,520,4814Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$1,274,00081%483359$2,638$3,170,9794CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$835,000-38%908-432$920$98,480,2078Warner Bros. / New Line
3Project X (2012)$825,000-57%903-1162$914$53,371,7765Warner Bros.
4October Baby$778,642-54%387-3$2,012$3,101,39323IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
5Safe House$776,385-45%729-601$1,065$123,878,1158Universal
6Jeff Who Lives at Home$675,00015%513259$1,316$2,689,0783Paramount Vantage
7Casa de mi Padre$602,000-49%439-36$1,371$5,023,5993Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Friends With Kids$472,500-43%306-252$1,544$6,338,3754Roadside Attractions
9This Means War$425,000-57%575-613$739$53,084,2897Fox
10The Vow$335,000-60%514-744$652$123,478,2168Sony / Screen Gems
11The Artist$291,000-39%315-261$924$43,557,77319Weinstein Company
12Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$253,000-70%321-300$788$34,384,8326Lionsgate
13A Separation$240,807-27%199-62$1,210$6,465,74914Sony Pictures Classics
14Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$220,000-10%222-26$991$132,363,49616Fox
15Silent House (2012)$185,843-71%325-877$572$12,381,7204Open Road
16The Iron Lady$184,000-28%284-43$648$29,416,79314Weinstein Company
17The Woman in Black$147,000-26%179-1$821$53,939,9769CBS Films
18Hugo$130,000-48%174-109$747$73,688,56019Paramount
19Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$100,000-45%150-50$667$209,232,47216Paramount
20Big Miracle$86,700-30%170-54$510$20,104,6059Universal
21Wanderlust$78,300-44%116-119$675$17,259,7506Universal
22One For the Money$64,000-13%102-49$627$26,397,16110Lionsgate
23The Grey$58,872-50%2040$289$51,472,64510Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Raid: Redemption$284,25033%4632$6,179$596,1962Sony Pictures Classics
2Footnote$252,76762%6037$4,213$618,0914Sony Pictures Classics
3Bully (2012)$115,000--5--$23,000$115,0001Weinstein Company
4We Need to Talk About Kevin$76,026-21%67-13$1,135$1,471,30217Oscilloscope
5In Darkness$46,137-23%50-1$923$863,8268Sony Pictures Classics
6Being Flynn$42,597-44%40-33$1,065$480,3545Focus
7Intruders$40,456--33--$1,226$40,4561Millennium Entertainment
8Gone$38,000-51%61-122$623$11,590,6376Summit
9Undefeated$31,56315%16-1$1,973$424,1117Weinstein Company
10W.E.$20,0627%213$955$491,7059Weinstein Company
11Coriolanus$18,400-19%16-3$1,150$599,80011Weinstein Company
12Rampart$16,869-45%30-37$562$859,9048Millennium Entertainment
13The Island President$15,600--2--$7,800$19,5041IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
14Turn Me On, Dammit!$11,515--2--$5,758$11,5151New Yorker Films
15My Week with Marilyn$7,197-46%12-32$600$14,597,35019Weinstein Company