The Equalizer

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,000,000Details
International Box Office $17,800,000
Worldwide Box Office $52,800,000
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Synopsis

In The Equalizer, McCall, is a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
59% - Rotten
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 26th, 2014 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
September 26th, 2014 (IMAX) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2337, 8/27/2014)
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Equalizer Has No Equal

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The Equalizer easily won the race for the top of the box office chart this weekend earning almost as much as the next two films combined. Those next two films were The Maze Runner and The Boxtrolls, both of which exceeded expectations, albeit by tiny margins. The strength of these three films helped the overall box office reach $106 million, which is 4% higher than last weekend. On the other hand, this was 2% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $7.51 billion, which is a massive amount when you look at it without context. However, it is nearly $400 million or 4.9% lower than last year's pace, which is also a massive amount. It is technically possible for 2014 to catch up to 2013 before the end of the year, but only if October is a really strong month at the box office. It won't be. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will The Equalizer Equal Success?

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The Equalizer and The Boxtrolls opens wide this week. They are an action film and a family flick and the last weekend of September has been kind to both genres. The Equalizer could become the fastest opening film of the month, which might be enough to get it all the way to $100 million during its entire run. The Boxtrolls, on the other hand, is a Stop-motion animated film, which rarely rises above the midlevel hit. This weekend last year, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opened with $34.02 million, which is right in the middle of the expected range for The Equalizer, plus the depth is better this year, so 2014 should win the year-over-year competition. More...

Contest: All Things Being Equal

Next weekend is the last weekend of September and there are two wide releases that are trying to avoid the September doldrums. The Boxtrolls and The Equalizer should both do relatively well at the box office, but The Equalizer has the best chance at being a breakout hit and because of that, it is the best choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Equalizer.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of SpongeBob ScaryPants Collection on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win Dora the Explorer: Celebrate With Dora on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: September

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August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year. More...

Cast

Denzel Washington    Robert McCall
Marton Csokas    Teddy
ChloŽ Grace Moretz    Teri
David Harbour    Masters
Bill Pullman    Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo    Susan Plummer
Haley Bennett    Mandy
David Meunier    Slavi
Johnny Skourtis    Ralphie
Alex Veadov    Tevi
Vladimir Kulich    Vladimir Pushkin
E. Roger Mitchell    Lead Investigator
James Wilcox    Pederson
Mike O'Dea    Remar
Anastasia Sanidopoulos    Jenny
Allen Maldonado    Marcus
Rhet Kidd    Jay
Mike Morell    HM Brian
Matt Lasky    Marat
Shawn Fitzgibbon    Little John Looney
Vitaly Shtabnoy    Andri
Timothy John Smith    Detective Gilly
Robert Wahlberg    Detective Harris
William Xifaras    Home Mart Laborer

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Antoine Fuqua
Producer    Todd Black
Producer    Jason Blumenthal
Producer    Denzel Washington
Producer    Steve Tisch
Producer    Mace Neufeld
Producer    Tony Eldridge
Producer    Michael Sloan
Screenwriter    Richard Wenk
Story Creator    Michael Sloan
Executive Producer    Ezra Swerdlow
Executive Producer    David Bloomfield
Executive Producer    Ben Waisbren
Director of Photography    Mauro Fiore
Production Designer    Naomi Shohan
Editor    John Refoua
Costume Designer    David Robinson
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Co-Producer    Lance Johnson
Art Director    David Lazan
Set Decorator    Leslie E. Rollins
Set Designer    Amy Heinz
Set Designer    Sarah Contant
Set Designer    Jeremy Woodward
Sound Mixer    Tom Williams
Sound Designer    David Esparza
Supervising Sound Editor    Mandell Winter
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Pederson
Re-recording Mixer    Daniel J. Leahy
Visual Effects Supervisor    Sean Devereaux
Visual Effects Producer    Zero VFV
Associate Producer    Kat Samick
Assistant Director    Philip Patterson
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lindsay Graham
Stunt Coordinator    Keith Woulard
Stunt Coordinator    Lin Oeding

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/26 1 $12,495,441   3,236 $3,861   $12,495,441 1
2014/09/27 1 $13,491,996 +8% 3,236 $4,169   $25,987,437 2
2014/09/28 1 $8,150,391 -40% 3,236 $2,519   $34,137,828 3

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/26 1 $34,137,828   3,236 $10,549   $34,137,828 3

The Equalizer

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