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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,86445%$115,981,00033%No Good Deed (2014)
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00027%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,543,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$114,768,66225%$132,059,00014%The Maze Runner
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
35 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-6%$163,465,0004%Guardians of the Galaxy
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$227,996,0004%Lucy
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$276,135,0002%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,049,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
39 (Sep 26 - Oct 02)$102,615,608-11%$114,417,000-13%The Equalizer
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$151,557,000-16%The Other Woman (2014)
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$130,765,914-26%$157,657,000-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$203,647,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 11)$63,265,254-49%$87,343,000-47%Guardians of the Galaxy
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)