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Denzel Washington is back with a bang in the “The Equalizer”. The movie becomes one of Washington’s top performers, raking in $35 million at the domestic box office.  “The Equalizer” follows  Robert McCall “Washington”, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters.

Check out the trailer for “The Equalizer”

Washington’s action thriller dethroned last week’s champ “The Maze Runner”, which settles for second place with an estimated $17.5 million. This week’s newcomer “The Boxtrolls” takes third place with a respectable $17.3 million. The animated film follows subterranean trolls who raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator. “This Is Where I Leave You” occupies the fourth spot with approximately $7 million, and “Dolphin Tale 2” rounds up the top 5 with an estimated $4.8 million. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is still in the running with $3.8 million in its 9th week at the box office.

 

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “The Equalizer” – $35 million
  2. “The Maze Runner” – $17.5 million
  3. “The Boxtrolls” – $17.3 million
  4. “This Is Where I Leave You” – $7 million
  5. “Dolphin Tale 2” – $4.8 million
  6. “No Good Deed” – $4.6 million
  7. “A Walk Among the Tombstones” – $4.2 million
  8. “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $3.8 million
  9. “Let’s Be Cops” – $1.5 million
  10. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $1.4 Million
Denzel Washington’s 'The Equalizer' Dethrones 'The Maze Runner' at the Box Office

Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ Dethrones ‘The Maze Runner’ at the Box Office