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. 9 - Sun, May. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$51,070,000--3,279--$15,575$51,070,0001Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$37,200,000-59%4,3240$8,603$147,900,7222Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$9,250,000-36%3,30668$2,798$61,730,0433Fox
4Heaven is for Real$7,000,000-19%3,048118$2,297$75,220,0394Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$5,619,000-28%2,701-478$2,080$244,996,7456Disney
6Rio 2$5,125,000-34%2,973-341$1,724$113,165,2445Fox
7Moms' Night Out$4,200,000--1,044--$4,023$4,200,0001Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,705,376--2,607--$1,421$3,705,3761Clarius Entertainment
9Divergent$1,700,000-22%1,233-406$1,379$145,023,9198Lionsgate / Summit
10Brick Mansions$1,480,000-60%1,954-693$757$18,327,8183Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$1,264,831-28%1,000-330$1,265$57,527,6478Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Bears$1,002,000-41%1,243-547$806$16,013,0444Disneynature
13The Quiet Ones$770,000-61%1,133-894$680$8,046,3893Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,465,000-18%770-114$1,903$53,746,12810Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$800,000-42%820-534$976$27,714,7915Lionsgate / Summit
3Fading Gigolo$768,00359%340230$2,259$2,062,4464Millennium Entertainment
4The Railway Man$453,000-10%18117$2,503$2,275,7965Weinstein Company
5Noah$425,000-53%477-452$891$99,800,5427Paramount
6A Haunted House 2$340,550-68%526-802$647$16,840,3364Open Road
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$325,000-19%357-53$910$108,945,69110Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Non-Stop (2014)$321,000110%23214$1,384$91,096,93511Universal
9Transcendence$320,000-73%515-1260$621$22,176,0734Warner Bros.
10The Lunchbox$249,067-5%1534$1,628$3,433,43211Sony Pictures Classics
11Oculus$246,000-68%410-474$600$27,231,9575Relativity Media
12Frozen (2013)$55,000-53%142-37$387$400,440,48625Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$473,000344%4541$10,511$620,1012Fox Searchlight
2Locke$239,44079%7348$3,280$539,6893A24
3Chef$204,201--6--$34,034$204,2011Open Road
4Only Lovers Left Alive$196,7342%9225$2,138$1,081,3655Sony Pictures Classics
5Under the Skin (2014)$146,475-14%93-32$1,575$2,085,8986A24
6Fed Up$130,000--18--$7,222$130,0001RADiUS-TWC
7Ida (2014)$104,00088%74$14,857$193,9242Music Box Films
8Finding Vivian Maier$101,000-33%82-8$1,232$1,102,2897IFC Films
9Palo Alto$80,640--4--$20,160$80,6401Tribeca Film
10Le Week-End$55,000-43%57-33$965$2,094,8789Music Box Films
11Blue Ruin$47,760-35%611$783$204,5183RADiUS-TWC
12God's Pocket$23,000--3--$7,667$23,0001IFC Films
133 Days to Kill$21,000-23%42-22$500$30,686,66212Relativity Media
14Sabotage (2014)$13,673-43%51-9$268$10,497,8367Open Road
15Rob the Mob$3,959-51%6-2$660$199,5568Millennium Entertainment
16Enemy$3,300-31%124$275$1,007,8419A24
17The Unknown Known$501-76%6-9$84$265,3246RADiUS-TWC
18In Bloom$368--2--$184$50,70518Big World Pictures
1920 Feet from Stardom$250-86%1-1$250$4,945,13948RADiUS-TWC