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. 31 - Sun, Jun. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$34,540,000-65%3,68628$9,371$170,379,5252Universal
2Now You See Me$28,050,000--2,925--$9,590$28,050,0001Lionsgate / Summit
3After Earth$27,000,000--3,401--$7,939$27,000,0001Sony / Columbia
4Epic$16,400,000-51%3,89412$4,212$65,161,1812Fox
5Star Trek Into Darkness$16,400,000-56%3,585-322$4,575$181,156,4863Paramount
6The Hangover Part III$15,930,000-62%3,56510$4,468$88,085,6542Warner Bros.
7Iron Man 3$8,006,000-59%2,895-529$2,765$384,751,2855Disney
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$6,265,000-54%2,635-455$2,378$128,255,8924Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani$1,650,550--162--$10,189$1,650,5501Eros International
2Mud$1,225,500-37%580-132$2,113$16,885,2916Roadside Attractions
3The Croods$615,000-50%506-502$1,215$180,538,06111Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Frances Ha$552,1820%13373$4,152$1,577,8523IFC Films
542 (2013)$515,000-59%501-414$1,028$92,334,4548Warner Bros.
6Oz: The Great and Powerful$393,000-40%330-71$1,191$233,006,19513Disney
7Oblivion (2013)$389,000-55%357-215$1,090$88,061,9657Universal
8G.I. Joe: Retaliation$267,000-39%286-60$934$121,578,76210Paramount
9What Maisie Knew$205,87845%10174$2,038$543,3445Millenium Entertainment
10Escape From Planet Earth$191,000-25%268-78$713$56,318,10416Weinstein Company
11Pain and Gain$144,000-78%207-796$696$49,038,7536Paramount
12Identity Thief$141,000-32%150-37$940$134,467,17517Universal
13The Iceman$123,098-67%123-135$1,001$1,715,5515Millennium Entertainment
14The Place Beyond the Pines$78,017-52%103-25$757$21,129,00610Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Before Midnight$430,54274%3126$13,888$800,3142Sony Pictures Classics
2Love Is All You Need$168,809-22%718$2,378$707,3215Sony Pictures Classics
3Kon-Tiki$132,000-19%7410$1,784$888,6256Weinstein Company
4Stories We Tell$119,750-7%3913$3,071$906,7294Roadside Attractions
5The East$75,555--4--$18,889$75,5551Fox Searchlight
6The Company You Keep$66,295-51%73-23$908$4,882,5069Sony Pictures Classics
7The Kings of Summer$58,000--4--$14,500$58,0001CBS Films
8The Sapphires$57,000-17%58-3$983$2,209,37811Weinstein Company
9Fill the Void$48,192-19%63$8,032$148,8312Sony Pictures Classics
10Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$38,407-44%381$1,011$382,9585eOne Films US
11Hannah Arendt$31,000--1--$31,000$45,5021Zeitgeist Films
12We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$27,5760%117$2,507$70,3872Focus World
13In the House$9,262-61%12-9$772$378,2147Cohen Media Group
14The History of Future Folk$6,100--1--$6,100$6,1001Variance / FilmBuff
15Admission$4,653-61%12-14$388$18,003,26111Focus
16Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$770--2--$385$7701Cinema Purgatorio