Global box office ‘The Equalizer 3’ breaks a big milestone

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The Big Picture

  • at Sony The equalizer 3 surpassing $100 million at the global box office, showcasing the popularity of Denzel Washington and challenging traditional film promotion methods.
  • Despite ongoing industrial strikes preventing Washington from promoting the film, The equalizer 3 exceeded expectations in its opening weekend, earning $42 million over its four-day debut.
  • With the expectation of the best lifetime franchise both at home and around the world, The equalizer 3 has received positive reviews and holds a 74% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes.

at Sony The equalizer 3 passed the $100 million mark at the global box office this weekend, solidifying a star Denzel Washingtonis popular, but also raises the question of traditional methods of film promotion. The third installment of the hit action franchise was released last week amid ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, which meant Washington was not allowed to promote it. Nevertheless, it exceeded expectations in its opening weekend and delivered a $42 million haul over its four-day debut.

Globally, the film made $60 million in the first weekend of release – a new benchmark in the franchise’s nine-year history. With an estimated $12 million this weekend, The equalizer 3 it brought its domestic total to $61 million. The film has made another $45 million from 50 overseas territories, for a worldwide total of $107 million in 10 days of release. The equalizer 3 on the way to deliver the best licensed lifestyle both at home and around the world. The best foreign markets for The equalizer 3 the UK with $5.9 million, followed by France ($4.4 million), Germany ($4.2 million), Australia ($4 million) and Spain ($3.2 million). Major markets yet to open are Brazil on October 5th, Japan on October 6th, and Mexico on October 12th.

In contrast, the first Balancer a film that made $101 million domestically and $192 million worldwide in 2014. Released in 2018, The equalizer 2 new Totals were roughly the same – $102 million domestically and $191 million worldwide. All three films in the franchise are directed by Antoine Fuquawho worked primarily with Washington on the 2001 crime drama Training day, for which the star won an acting Oscar. While he is still known for his impressive work, the Balancer The series is reintroduced as an action hero, just like the Taken the series did for Liam Neeson ten and a half years ago.

Denzel Washington as Robert McCall sits on a chair while mobsters confront him in 'The Equalizer 3'
Photo via Sony Pictures

Audiences and critics were happy with the film

With the fall season now officially underway after a great summer under control Barbie and Oppenheimerthe month of September will be heavily dependent on a handful of series, including The equalizer 3. This week The Old Woman II debuted at the top of the domestic box office with $32 million. Next week another franchise film will be released, Investing in Veniceand the audience will have a fourth share Things that cost series to look forward to the following week. September ends when published X saw.

The equalizer 3 opened to rave reviews and currently holds a 74% “fresh” score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. In comparison, the first film had a score of 61%, while the sequel delivered a 52% approval rating. In particular, The equalizer 3 reuniting Washington with his Man on fire co-star Dakota Fanning. The film is also a star David Denman, Sonia Ammar, and Remo Girone in supporting roles. Stay tuned to Collider for more updates!

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