Topics

Jason Bateman
Box office: 'The Equalizer' neutralizes the competition on Friday
Box office: 'The Equalizer' neutralizes the competition on Friday

The new action-thriller "The Equalizer," starring two-time Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, got off to a strong start dominating the box office Friday. The R-rated film, based on the gritty 1985-89 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, earned an estimated $12.6 million -- including its $1.45-million take Thursday night -- for a per screen average of $3,894. "The Equalizer" is Washington's third biggest opening day behind 2007's "American Gangster" ($15.9 million)  and 2012's "Safe House" ( $13.6 million). The film reunites Washington with Antoine Fuqua, who directed him to his second Oscar in 2001's "Training...

Loading