As expected, The Equalizer came out on top this weekend, earning an estimated $35 million from 3,236 locations. That’s surprisingly strong for a September debut – especially considering the movie is based on a TV series few people remember. The credit goes to Denzel Washington, who has one of the best opening weekend records of any A-list actor. Not all of Washington’s films in the past decade have gone on to be hits (Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), but the man can definitely open a movie. The Equalizer is Washington’s best box office debut since 2012’s Safe House and it also gives director Antoine Fuqua the highest opening of his career.
|2.||The Maze Runner||$17,500,000||$58|
|4.||This Is Where I Leave You||$7,010,000||$22.5|
|5||Dolphin Tale 2||$4,835,000||$33.6|
|6.||No Good Deed||$4,600,000||$46.6|
|7.||A Walk Among the Tombstones||$4,234,000||$20.8|
|8.||Guardians of the Galaxy||$3,789,000||$319.1|
|9.||Let’s Be Cops||$1,515,000||$79.6|
|10.||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||$1,450,000||$187.1|
Details after the jump.