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, Jul. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$36,400,000-64%4,2330$8,599$174,745,7692Paramount
2Tammy$21,170,000--3,465--$6,110$32,899,5401Warner Bros. / New Line
3Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$9,500,000--3,049--$3,116$15,011,8521Sony / Screen Gems
422 Jump Street$9,400,000-41%3,324-102$2,828$158,866,2934Sony / Columbia
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$8,750,000-34%3,297-453$2,654$140,004,3644Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Earth to Echo$8,250,000--3,230--$2,554$13,452,8991Relativity Media
7Maleficent$6,133,000-27%2,389-684$2,567$213,893,4886Disney
8Jersey Boys$5,160,000-33%2,630-275$1,962$36,695,7953Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man Too$4,900,000-53%1,729-496$2,834$57,198,7243Sony / Screen Gems
10Edge of Tomorrow$3,640,000-33%1,538-997$2,367$90,867,1535Warner Bros.
11America (2014)$2,725,0006958%1,1051102$2,466$4,043,9682Lionsgate
12The Fault in Our Stars$2,450,000-52%1,865-980$1,314$115,853,5295Fox
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,840,000-45%1,044-970$1,762$227,060,0027Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,678,0001%686-115$2,446$22,039,7529Open Road
2Begin Again$1,316,000882%175170$7,520$1,854,2492Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$998,325483%250242$3,993$1,499,8442RADiUS-TWC
4Godzilla (2014)$418,000-55%352-398$1,188$197,901,6148Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$394,000-50%315-195$1,251$148,015,6309Universal
6Obvious Child$382,652-30%2026$1,894$1,926,7265A24
7Rio 2$354,000-20%311-11$1,138$128,857,12813Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$338,000-16%251-30$1,347$257,847,89114Disney
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$268,000-52%227-256$1,181$42,251,1706Universal
10Ida (2014)$220,000-17%100-32$2,200$2,852,08410Music Box Films
11Belle$190,000-26%123-52$1,545$9,999,71910Fox Searchlight
12A Hard Day's Night (2014 re-issue)$160,000--102--$1,569$160,0001Janus Films
13The Other Woman (2014)$97,000-40%142-53$683$83,603,60711Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Third Person$119,85961%3416$3,525$291,7943Sony Pictures Classics
2Words and Pictures$91,300-33%58-47$1,574$1,886,4117Roadside Attractions
3Le Chef$42,20019%18-1$2,344$116,9523Cohen Media Group
4Yves Saint Laurent$38,72260%108$3,872$93,2832Weinstein Company
5The Breakup Guru$35,000-44%10-2$3,500$146,1972China Lion Film
6A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$15,14233%42$3,786$57,4023Big World Pictures
7Fading Gigolo$12,427-49%12-12$1,036$3,748,45612Millennium Entertainment
8The Rover$10,652-89%21-226$507$1,025,2764A24
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$7,872-67%12-19$656$194,1285RADiUS-TWC
10Frozen (2013)$7,00035%11-3$636$400,728,19833Disney
11Code Black$6,952-68%1-1$6,952$51,3063Long Shot Factory