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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

The Equalizer 2
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,825,000Details
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Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed—but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,296 $35,825,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,244 $35,825,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 713 $35,825,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,027 $35,825,000

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 20th, 2018 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: August 17th, 2018 (Wide) (Mexico)
September 6th, 2018 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
September 13th, 2018 (Wide) (Italy)
MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content.
(Rating bulletin 2534 (Cert #51432), 7/4/2018)
Running Time: 129 minutes
Franchise: The Equalizer
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Keywords: Death of a Best Friend, Revenge
Source:Based on TV
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Escape Artists, Zhiv, Mace Neufeld
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 78 $35,825,000 Jul 20, 2018 3
Top Based on TV Weekend Domestic 36 $35,825,000 Jul 20, 2018 3
Top R Weekend Domestic 68 $35,825,000 Jul 20, 2018 3
Top Sony Pictures Weekend Domestic 57 $35,825,000 Jul 20, 2018 3
Top 2018 Theater Average 59 $10,574 Jul 20, 2018 3

Leading Cast

   Robert McCall

Supporting Cast

Pedro Pascal    Dave York
Ashton Sanders    Miles
Bill Pullman    Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo    Susan Plummer
Orson Bean    Sam Rubinstein
Jonathan Scarfe    Resnick
Sakina Jaffrey    Fatima
Kazy Tauginas    Ari
Garrett A. Golden    Kovac
Adam Karst    Turkish Father
Alican Barlas    Dining Car Porter
Rhys Cote    Nine Year Old Braelick Girl
Tamara Hickey    Grace Braelick
Ken Baltin    Grace Braelick’s Lawyer
Colin Allen    Bookstore Nerd
Antoine de Lartigue    Mr. Calbert
Abigail Marlowe    Jana Calbert
Jim Loutzenhiser    Interpol Agent
Alessandra Rosenfeld    Lyft Girls (8 Years)
Lillie Dickens    Lyft Girls (8 Years)
Rex Baning    Lyft Boy (8 Years)
Lance Williams    Junior (Wall Street)
Caroline Day    Amy
Rory Benjamin Smith    Hart Schaffer (Co-Op)
Ted Arcidi    Big Ernie
Rutherford Cius    Miles’ Buddy
Wesley Pereira    Miles’ Buddy
David Carrasquillo    Miles’ Buddy
Nathaniel Chaney    Miles’ Buddy
Jermaine T Holt    Twitchy Dude
Drew Cooper    Jolly
Jay Hieron    Harried Man
Naheem Garcia    Israel & Rose Horowitz Residence Director
Gloria Papert    Magda (Sam’s Sister)
Phil Tavares    State Trooper
Tim Doherty    State Trooper
C.J. Stuart    Belgian Backpacker
Donald Cerrone    Belgian Backpacker
Karen Strong    Carol York
Marley Dauphin    Molly York
Elena Teresa Capaldi    Alice York
Penelope de la Rosa    Student
Miguel Nascimento    Lyft Passenger Young Soldier
Max McNamara    Lyft Passenger Interview Man
Gerry Pucci    Lyft Passenger Alcoholic
Phyllis Kay    Grandmother on the Train
Johnny Hernandez    Valet

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Production and Technical Credits

Richard Wenk    Screenwriter
Michael Sloan    Story based on the Television Series created by
Richard Lindheim (Writer)    Story based on the Television Series created by
Antoine Fuqua    Producer
Jason Blumenthal    Producer
Todd Black    Producer
Denzel Washington    Producer
Steve Tisch    Producer
Mace Neufeld    Producer
Michael Sloan    Producer
Alex Siskin    Producer
Tony Eldridge    Producer
Molly Allen    Executive Producer
David Bloomfield    Executive Producer
Oliver Wood    Director of Photography
Naomi Shohan    Production Designer
Conrad Buff    Editor
Mary Vernieu    Casting Director
Lindsay Graham-Ahanonu*    Casting Director
Harry Gregson-Williams    Composer
Jabari Ali    Music Supervisor
Jenny Gering    Costume Designer
Sean Devereaux    Visual Effects Supervisor
Kat Samick    Co-Producer
Richard Wenk    Co-Producer
Jeff Dashnaw    Stunt Coordinator
J.J. Dashnaw    Stunt Coordinator
Haley Sweet    Unit Production Manager
Donald L. Sparks    First Assistant Director
Karen Davis    Second Assistant Director
Éric Bruneau    Visual Effects Producer
Brian Drewes    Visual Effects Producer
Thomas Frohling    Art Director
Lauren Rosenbloom    Art Director
David Schlesinger    Set Decorator
Dug Rotstein    Script Supervisor
Gail Fitzgibbons    Costume Supervisor
Liz Bernstrom    Make up
Julie LeShane    Make up
David Dupuis    Special Make-up Effects
Frank Barbosa    Hairstylist
Elizabeth Cecchini    Hairstylist
Edward Tise    Sound Mixer
Jeremy Hays    Special Effects Coordinator
Mark Fitzgerald    Location Manager
Jeffrey McDonald    Set Designer
Anthony Raymond    Set Designer
Jane Wuu    Set Designer
Jeff Dashnaw    Second Unit Director
Carole Kenneally    First Assistant Editor
Brit Delillo    Assistant Editor
Steve Pederson    Re-recording Mixer
Daniel J. Leahy    Re-recording Mixer
Mandell Winter    Supervising Sound Editor
David Esparza    Supervising Sound Editor
Julie Feiner    Dialogue Editor
Bernard Weiser    Dialogue Editor
Casey Genton    Sound Effects Editor
Nerses Gezalyan    Foley Mixer
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz    Music Editor
Paul Thomason    Music Editor
Dennis Sands    Score Recordist
Al Clay    Score Mixer
Stephanie Economou    Additional Music

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Weekend Estimates: Equalizer more than Equals Mamma Mia

July 22nd, 2018

The Equalizer 2

In a shocking turn of events, The Equalizer 2 overtook Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! over the weekend with $35.83 million. This is better than predicted and is better than the original managed. Its reviews are not great, but it earned an A from CinemaScore and it is aimed at a more mature target audience, so it should have better than average legs. We will have a better picture this time next week. Internationally, the film managed $3.3 million on 704 screens in 11 markets, including $2.2 million in Australia. The film first didn’t do great internationally, so while this is a 30% improvement, it is still nothing special. More...

Friday Estimates: Mamma Mia is Here to Stay

July 21st, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! had a stellar opening earning $14.28 million on Friday, which is enough to put it on pace for nearly $40 million opening. That’s on the very high end of expectations and more than enough to be considered a hit. With strong reviews and an A minus from CinemaScore, the film should have good legs. It won’t have as good legs as the original did, but $100 million is an easy goal after this opening. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Equalizer nearly Equals Mamma Mia

July 20th, 2018

The Equalizer 2

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! pulled in $3.4 million during its previews on Thursday, which is a figure that is nearly impossible to judge. There simply are not enough live-action musicals released to compare to. The vast majority if those that do come out come out at Christmas time, so it is a poor comparison. Rock of Ages is the closest both in terms of style (Both films are Jukebox Musicals.) and release dates, but that film came out before midnight shows became standard. I’ve seen some compare it to Pitch Perfect 2, but that was a sequel and that messes with the comparisons. That said, $3.4 million is still a good amount. The reviews suggest good legs and a $35 million opening is likely, which is a little better than predicted, by a little bit. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Mamma Mia have an Encore on Top?

July 19th, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

At the beginning of the month, I didn’t have relatively high hopes for this weekend; I thought it could put up a fight in the year-over-year comparison, but would ultimately lose. That has changed and not for the better. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is still widely expected to earn first place over the weekend, but it might not do well enough to finish with $100 million domestically. The Equalizer 2 won’t match its predecessor, not with the amount of action films struggling in theaters. Finally, Unfriended: Dark Web is opening in barely more than 1,500 theaters and it is going nowhere. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation should have a good hold, but I’m not sure about any of the rest. This weekend last year, Dunkirk opened with just over $50 million and five other films earned $10 million or more over the weekend. There’s no way 2018 will match that. I don’t even think it will be close. More...

2018 Preview: July

July 1st, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

June was amazing, with two absolute monster hits and a solid $100 million hit. By the end of the month, 2018’s lead over 2017 will be well over $500 million, or close to 10%. Even if 2018 only managed to maintain this lead in terms of raw numbers for the rest of the year, it will be a massive jump at the box office. As for July, there are a couple of potential monster hits, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mission: Impossible—Fallout, plus four potential $100 million hits. Last July, there was only one monster hit, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and three $100 million hits. I don’t think 2018 will match 2017 at the top, but 2018 appears to have more depth and that should put it a little ahead over the full month. More...

The Equalizer 2 Trailer

June 22nd, 2018

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/07/20 1 $35,825,000   3,388 $10,574   $35,825,000 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/07/20 2 $13,450,000   3,388 $3,970   $13,450,000 1
2018/07/21 - $12,775,000 -5% 3,388 $3,771   $26,225,000 2
2018/07/22 - $9,600,000 -25% 3,388 $2,834   $35,825,000 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 9/13/2018 $0000$0
Mexico 8/17/2018 $0000$0
Russia (CIS) 9/6/2018 $0000$0
International Total$0

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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