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, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$36,593,000--3,141--$11,650$36,593,0001Universal
2Warm Bodies$11,500,000-43%3,0090$3,822$36,625,0822Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$10,015,000--2,605--$3,845$10,015,0001Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$6,908,000-11%2,8090$2,459$90,002,23913Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$5,750,000-39%3,285-90$1,750$43,832,8533Paramount
6Mama$4,323,000-34%2,677-104$1,615$64,045,1454Universal
7Zero Dark Thirty$4,000,000-23%2,562-309$1,561$83,560,5908Sony / Columbia
8Argo$2,500,00023%1,405470$1,779$123,733,61318Warner Bros.
9Django Unchained$2,288,000-24%1,502-275$1,523$154,501,1327Weinstein Company
10Bullet to the Head$1,980,000-56%2,4040$824$8,171,0222Warner Bros.
11Lincoln$1,860,000-23%1,517-239$1,226$173,607,46914Disney / DreamWorks
12Parker$1,761,000-47%2,004-234$879$15,741,6533FilmDistrict
13Les Miserables (2012)$1,556,000-36%1,447-401$1,075$143,984,1557Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,465,000-23%1,001-299$1,464$298,330,0529Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$1,085,000-27%1,219-261$890$74,357,4907Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$1,900,000--300--$6,333$1,900,0001Paramount
2Life of Pi$1,725,000-8%92422$1,867$108,509,50512Fox
3Wreck-It Ralph$1,066,00079%75797$1,408$184,414,71515Disney
4Quartet$951,000-20%24442$3,898$5,010,4875Weinstein Company
5The Impossible$915,000-30%739-26$1,238$16,625,7448Lionsgate / Summit
6Gangster Squad$870,000-53%942-683$924$44,803,8405Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House$840,622-45%913-588$921$39,061,0155Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$600,000-60%67011$896$2,719,7642Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$470,000-68%755-1031$623$19,213,4644Fox
10Amour$380,721-15%12531$3,046$3,023,5998Sony Pictures Classics
11Rise of The Guardians$248,000-8%275-32$902$100,859,62412Paramount / DreamWorks
12Jack Reacher$243,000-26%307-143$792$79,124,2418Paramount
13Hyde Park on Hudson$131,143-28%130-14$1,009$5,826,57510Focus
14The Guilt Trip$107,000-38%225-66$476$36,694,5378Paramount
15Texas Chainsaw 3D$101,000151%18564$546$34,185,0496Lionsgate
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$98,000-28%160-29$613$291,427,46813Lionsgate / Summit
17The Last Stand$70,000-74%239-450$293$11,881,4084Lionsgate
18Flight$60,000-47%115-85$522$93,750,77115Paramount
19Red Dawn (2012)$54,910-36%105-48$523$44,751,32712FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$55,729-23%911$612$12,673,41213Focus
2The Gatekeepers$42,449-31%30$14,150$152,9162Sony Pictures Classics
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$32,000-7%47-3$681$12,496,6948Paramount
4Lore$31,000--6--$5,167$31,0001Music Box Films
5Rust and Bone$30,154-58%51-29$591$1,900,12212Sony Pictures Classics
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$29,595-57%81-67$365$13,083,11510FilmDistrict
7Lost in Thailand$29,143--35--$833$29,1431WAMCR
8Koch$27,988-20%31$9,329$79,7242Zeitgeist Films
9The Master$23,000-45%291$793$16,246,40122Weinstein Company
10Searching For Sugar Man$20,7094%202$1,035$3,245,82529Sony Pictures Classics
11A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III$12,000--2--$6,000$12,0001A24