‘Equalizer 3’ Box Office: Pic’s $42M Opening Pushes Summer Domestic Revenue Past $4B in Post-Pandemic First
The second-best Labor Day weekend opening of all time was achieved by the Denzel Washington third installment, which has. Gotten off to a franchise-best start.
At the box office, Sony’s The Equalizer 3—reuniting director Antonie Fuqua and star Denzel Washington—is capping out the summer on a strong note.
A much-needed victory for came from the film’s franchise-best opening, which gave domestic summer revenue the last boost. It required to surpass $4 billion for the first time in the post-pandemic era.
proprietors of theaters and Hollywood studios. In addition, Equalizer 3’s estimated $42.3 million four-day debut places it in a close second place to Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($94.7 million), which had the highest Labor Day opening.
Big tentpole movies aren’t typically released around the holidays, but Shang-Chi in 2021 was an exception as the box office tried to recover from the pandemic.
On Friday, the sector passed the $4 billion mark. By the end of Labor Day, the final 2023 summer figure. Is anticipated to be $4.087 billion, a 19 percent increase over 2022 but a 6 percent deficit to 2019 overall. (Prior to Barbenheimer, summer revenue was running an unsettling 15% and 7% behind 2019).
“For the sector to once more achieve the $4B milestone for the summer box office after a three-year sabbatical.
According to Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian, “season is a remarkable achievement made even more interesting by the unexpected and frequently. Perplexing path that led to this key milestone.”
“The unexpected nature of this crucial 18-week corridor was on full display, from Barbenheimer to Sound of Freedom and. A number of other high-profile hits and fairly understandable misses. We’re ending Equalizer 3 on a great note!”
Equalizer 3 was projected to earn $30 million over the course of four days going into the weekend, but strong. Word-of-mouth began to spread as viewers gave the threequel a perfect A CinemaScore.
The movie gains from playing to a multiethnic audience. According to PostTrak, 33 percent of Friday ticket buyers were Caucasian, followed by Blacks (31 percent), Latinos (20 percent), and Asians/Others (15 percent).
The first Equalizer made $34.1 million at the box office, and the sequel made $36 million, not accounting for inflation. The performance of Equalizer 3 is especially impressive given that Washington was unable to properly promote the movie due to the actors’ strike.
The movie had a fantastic $26.1 million opening weekend overseas, giving it a global start of at least $68.4 million through Monday.