DENZEL WASHINGTON IS BACK ON TOP AS ‘THE EQUALIZER’ TOPS THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!

Two time Oscar winner Denzel Washington is back where he belongs, on top of the box office pile as his latest film The Equalizer trounced the competition, rushing into the top spot with $35 million over the weekend. The Equalizer reunites Washington with director Antoine Fuqua. The two enjoyed success with Training Day, which earned Washington a Best Actor Academy Award.

THE EQUALIZER (SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT)

Washington stars as former black ops commando Robert McCall who faked his own death to retreat into a quieter existence in Boston. But when a young girl Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz) is in trouble, McCall comes out of the shadows and out of retirement to come to her rescue. He must get past a nest of Russian gangsters. A sense of justice is reawakened and McCall gets back in business, defending those who can’t defend themselves. He is the Equalizer.

The Maze Runner came in second place with $17.4 million, fighting off the heavily promoted stop-motion animation film, The Boxtrolls which was nudged into third place with $17.28 million.

THE MAZE RUNNER (FOX)

With an ensemble cast including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Jane Fonda and Adam Driver, This is Where I Leave You slipped into fourth place with $6.9 million in its second week of release and rounding out the top five was Dolphin Tale 2 with $4.8 million.

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (WB)

TOP 10 WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1. THE EQUALIZER (SONY) $35 MILLION

2. THE MAZE RUNNER (FOX) $17.4 MILLION

3. THE BOXTROLLS (FOCUS) $17.28 MILLION

4. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (WB) $6.9 MILLION

5. DOLPHIN TALE 2 (WB) $4.8 MILLION

6. NO GOOD DEED (SGEM) $4.5 MILLION

7. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (UNI.) $4.2 MILLION

8. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (BV) $3.8 MILLION

9. LET’S BE COPS (FOX) $1.5 MILLION

10. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (PAR.) $1.45 MILLION

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