“The Equalizer 3,” the latest installment in the action-packed franchise starring Denzel Washington as assassinator Robert McCall, has claimed the top spot at the US box office, raking in an impressive $34.5 million during its opening weekend. The film’s success extended beyond domestic borders, with a global earning of $60.6 million, as reported by Comscore.
Receiving widespread acclaim, “The Equalizer 3” has managed to captivate audiences, as evidenced by its impressive 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. CNN’s Brian Lowry commends the film for delivering an intense experience, even earning its R rating “in about the first three minutes”. Lowry goes as far as suggesting that this latest addition to the Denzel Washington film series may be the greatest one yet.
This Labor Day weekend release has secured the title of the second-biggest opener in the history of the holiday weekend, only trailing behind Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which amassed a staggering $75 million. With its action-packed storyline and Denzel Washington’s charismatic portrayal, “The Equalizer 3” has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on moviegoers.
Not to be overshadowed, Greta Gerwig’s fantasy-comedy “Barbie” continues to dominate the box office, claiming the second spot for the sixth consecutive week. The film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery, has now amassed a staggering $1.36 billion globally.
Upon its domestic release, “Barbie” shattered records, earning an impressive $155 million during its opening weekend, making it the largest opening weekend of the year and the biggest-ever debut for a female director. This milestone moment highlights the growing prominence and success of women directors in the film industry.
As the competition at the box office heats up, both “The Equalizer 3” and “Barbie” have managed to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact. With their impressive earnings and positive reception, it is clear that these two films have secured their positions as favorites among moviegoers.
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