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, May. 24 - Sun, May. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$98,500,000--3,658--$26,927$98,500,0001Universal
2The Hangover Part III$42,415,000--3,555--$11,931$54,204,4631Warner Bros.
3Star Trek Into Darkness$38,000,000-46%3,90739$9,726$146,826,5662Paramount
4Epic$34,200,000--3,882--$8,810$34,200,0001Fox
5Iron Man 3$19,424,000-46%3,424-813$5,673$367,506,5244Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,705,000-43%3,090-460$4,435$114,431,8913Warner Bros.
7The Croods$1,215,000-60%1,008-1365$1,205$179,238,28810Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$620,000-81%1,003-1426$618$48,533,8725Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$1,928,190-14%712-248$2,708$14,535,8265Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$1,245,000-56%915-1465$1,361$91,049,4507Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$815,000-65%572-1505$1,425$87,280,1656Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$629,000-28%401-134$1,569$232,192,05112Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$400,000-31%346-63$1,156$121,048,0259Paramount
6The Iceman$394,580-15%25893$1,529$1,379,3634Millennium Entertainment
7Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$340,000-84%485-1556$701$8,816,3653Lionsgate
8Escape From Planet Earth$263,0008%346-347$760$55,966,34115Weinstein Company
9The Big Wedding$225,000-81%265-1178$849$21,081,4765Lionsgate
10Identity Thief$214,0000%187-54$1,144$134,263,46516Universal
11The Place Beyond the Pines$164,376-46%128-189$1,284$20,959,2039Focus
12Tyler Perry's Temptation$60,000-31%131-19$458$51,936,2929Lionsgate
13Scary Movie 5$58,000-86%171-337$339$31,360,9117Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frances Ha$612,000345%6056$10,200$816,7012IFC Films
2Before Midnight$273,944--5--$54,789$273,9441Sony Pictures Classics
3Love Is All You Need$238,944247%6341$3,793$443,9154Sony Pictures Classics
4Kon-Tiki$167,0006%643$2,609$667,4975Weinstein Company
5What Maisie Knew$154,247382%2723$5,713$272,1264Millenium Entertainment
6The Company You Keep$144,241-36%96-127$1,503$4,759,7448Sony Pictures Classics
7Stories We Tell$143,4569%263$5,518$737,8523Roadside Attractions
8The Sapphires$71,000-28%61-41$1,164$2,110,70410Weinstein Company
9Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$67,55059%3612$1,876$290,9114eOne Films US
10Fill the Void$60,436--3--$20,145$60,4361Sony Pictures Classics
11Filly Brown$42,00073%29-10$1,448$2,816,4416Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Snitch (2013)$37,000-66%93-60$398$42,909,91314Lionsgate / Summit
13We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$28,970--4--$7,243$28,9701Focus World
14In the House$23,766-56%21-15$1,132$354,0866Cohen Media Group
15The Host (2013)$21,000-81%55-176$382$26,608,3569Open Road
16The English Teacher$11,57893%75$1,654$19,9692Cinedigm
17Admission$6,675-86%26-103$257$17,986,85210Focus