The Equalizer News
“The Equalizer” is on pace to match box office expectations. The Denzel Washington-starring action flick, from “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua, made $1.45 million in showings starting at 7 pm at 2693 locations on Thursday night. Also read: ‘The Equalizer’ Reviews: Critics Divided on Denzel Washington's New Action Film An R-rated shooter, the $55 million film from Sony and Village Roadshow picture is expected to make around $30 million and come in first place this weekend. By way of comparison, Washington's last gun-heavy action film, “2 G
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The Maze Runner dominated what was another soft weekend around the world. I guess it’s that time of the year, the quiet before the storm, only the storm is still pretty far still. I mean really, The Maze Runner had zero competition, so with $38 million last weekend from 51 markets, it’s now at $50.7 […] Read International Box Office: The Maze Runner Sprints to the Top on Filmonic.
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- Hollywood Reporter: Box Office: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' Nabs Strong $1.5M Thursday Night
- Variety: ‘The Equalizer’ Makes its Mark with $1.5 Million at Thursday Box Office
- Deadline: Box Office Late Nights: ‘The Equalizer’ $1.45M On Way To Nice Weekend For Sony
Opening at 3,234 theaters, Denzel Washington action movie The Equalizer is going to easily take first place at the box office this weekend. Meanwhile, Laika Animation's The Boxtrolls will battle The Maze Runner for the runner-up spot.The Equalizer is based on the TV show of the same name, which ran for four seasons in the 1980s. It featured a former intelligence agent who uses a unique set of skills to help average people "equalize" the odds against them. The connection to the TV ...
Antoine Fuqua is a filmmaker I have always admired and respected, not only for his skill behind the camera, but for the diversity of projects he undertakes.
An unfazed tough guy walking away from an massive explosion in slow motion, it’s a tipping point reached long ago—this sequence has become a well-worn cliché in the visual vocabulary of pop culture even beyond cinema. Hell, it’s even been celebrated and mocked by the Lonely Island Guys in song. So it’s perhaps both a testament and symbol of Antoine Fuqua’s fortunate/unfortunate filmmaking modus operandi that the director not only embraces the hackneyed sequence, but also attempts to top it and create the most gloriously excessive walking-away-from-explosions scene ever made.
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