Denzel Washington and ‘The Equalizer’ Top US Box Office


Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” made a number one debut this weekend, as the thriller brought in an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations, according to Variety.

The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated it’s competition with a very comfortable lead. Focus Features’ “The Boxtrolls” earned $17.2 million across 3,464 locations, and last weeks champ, “The Maze Runner” snagged $17.5 million in its second week.

“The Equalizer,” centers on a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston, but comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.”

Reuniting Washington with director Antoine Fuqua for the first time since his Oscar-winning role in “Training Day,” the film proves that the dynamic duo still have it. There may even be a sequel in the future.

“I’m pretty confident there will be a sequel,” said Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures president of worldwide distribution. “From the beginning, as the story begin to unfold, it had possible franchise written all over it.”

In case you missed it, watch the trailer below!

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