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.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 07)$48,083,368-42%$65,655,252-40%Guardians of the Galaxy
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,778,857-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,793,829-22%Think Like a Man Too
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 24)$97,178,514-22%$114,841,162-20%Guardians of the Galaxy
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,764,238-12%The Other Woman (2014)
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
35 (Aug 29 - Aug 31)$82,775,516-15%$109,332,503-5%Guardians of the Galaxy
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,682,787-11%Neighbors (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,449,158-11%Maleficent
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,885,920-2%The Fault in Our Stars
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$186,189,3020%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,232,5075%X-Men: Days of Future Past
39 (Sep 26 - Sep 28)$95,966,6317%$107,173,2545%The Equalizer
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 21)$90,003,66723%$102,550,21913%The Maze Runner
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$180,004,11323%Transformers: Age of Extinction
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,372,83331%Godzilla (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,996,10832%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 14)$73,297,49352%$91,079,82439%No Good Deed (2014)
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie