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, Jan. 11 - Sun, Jan. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$24,000,000790%2,9372877$8,172$29,480,8074Sony / Columbia
2A Haunted House$18,817,000--2,160--$8,712$18,817,0001Open Road
3Gangster Squad$16,710,000--3,103--$5,385$16,710,0001Warner Bros.
4Django Unchained$11,065,000-45%3,0122$3,674$125,399,1223Weinstein Company
5Les Miserables (2012)$10,127,000-37%2,92723$3,460$119,205,7203Universal
6The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$9,080,000-48%3,012-743$3,015$278,124,1875Warner Bros. / New Line
7Lincoln$6,314,00017%2,027126$3,115$152,579,06010Disney / DreamWorks
8Parental Guidance$6,100,000-37%2,957-411$2,063$60,650,3043Fox
9Texas Chainsaw 3D$5,150,000-76%2,6595$1,937$30,751,7402Lionsgate
10Jack Reacher$4,970,000-46%2,707-581$1,836$72,778,3304Paramount
11This is 40$4,500,000-46%2,320-611$1,940$61,568,9554Universal
12The Guilt Trip$1,975,000-55%1,606-706$1,230$34,537,8974Paramount
13Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,665,000-58%1,127-976$1,477$30,534,4864Disney
14Promised Land (2012)$1,316,151-68%1,647-29$799$6,920,8523Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$5,000,00038%81065$6,173$41,305,7059Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$2,685,000-5%757-208$3,547$94,781,1528Fox
3The Impossible$2,550,000-7%808236$3,156$6,864,0894Lionsgate / Summit
4Skyfall$1,570,000-49%823-484$1,908$299,363,21310Sony / Columbia
5Argo$1,240,00057%621319$1,997$111,644,98414Warner Bros.
6Rise of The Guardians$1,000,000-63%905-602$1,105$98,685,0938Paramount / DreamWorks
7Hyde Park on Hudson$704,619-32%24624$2,864$4,294,4236Focus
8Wreck-It Ralph$650,000-45%476-233$1,366$179,371,77311Disney
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$645,000-53%542-283$1,190$290,174,5789Lionsgate / Summit
10Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$455,000-65%430-387$1,058$11,765,9184Paramount
11Anna Karenina (2012)$220,661-39%144-19$1,532$11,938,8239Focus
12Flight$151,000-41%150-100$1,007$92,744,66111Paramount
13Red Dawn (2012)$113,000-38%225-27$502$44,040,8068FilmDistrict
14Pitch Perfect$99,000-23%154-11$643$64,796,94316Universal
15Hitchcock$83,800-45%1279$660$5,643,2968Fox Searchlight
16The Perks of Being A Wallflower$64,000-21%1002$640$17,578,76917Lionsgate / Summit
17Not Fade Away$41,000-85%177-388$232$574,7874Paramount Vantage
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$34,000-36%107-32$318$12,905,6456FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$270,575352%1512$18,038$651,8514Sony Pictures Classics
2Rust and Bone$197,87121%7940$2,505$1,155,0398Sony Pictures Classics
3Quartet$50,033--2--$25,017$50,0331Weinstein Company
4Chasing Ice$44,787--42--$1,066$940,34910Submarine Deluxe
5Searching For Sugar Man$27,1742%22-4$1,235$3,096,12825Sony Pictures Classics
6Holy Motors$16,788--13--$1,291$588,09913Indomina Releasing
7The Other Son$10,720-38%8-5$1,340$1,220,80712Cohen Media Group
8West of Memphis$2,935-62%2-2$1,468$46,4143Sony Pictures Classics
9Let My People Go!$2,299--1--$2,299$2,2991Zeitgeist Films