‘The Equalizer 3’ tops the US box office on opening weekend
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“The Equalizer 3,” Denzel Washington’s third go as brooding assassin Robert McCall, debuted at the top of the US box office this weekend, raking in $34.5 million.

Across the globe, the film grossed $60.6 million, according to Comscore. Rotten Tomatoes’ audience approval rating is 94%.

Variety reports that “The Equalizer 3” is the second-highest Labor Day weekend opener after Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which earned $75 million in its first three days.

It takes about three minutes for the film to earn its R rating, according to Lowry.

The Equalizer 3 might be the best in this Denzel Washington film series, not because it honors its TV roots, but because it embraces an old western formula.”

This film “has a certain sentimentality, due in part to the fact that it reunites the star with Dakota Fanning almost 20 years after he killed a lot of people on her behalf in “Man on Fire.”.”

The No. 2 movie domestically this weekend was “Barbie,” the fantasy-comedy that has been smashing box office records for six weeks and has become the highest-grossing film of 2023. A total of $1.36 billion has been invested in Greta Gerwig’s film worldwide.

During its opening weekend beginning July 21, “Barbie” earned $155 million domestically – the largest opening weekend of the year and the biggest debut for a female director. The film also became Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing domestic release, beating “The Dark Knight” as the previous title holder.