'The Equalizer' Makes a Strong September Debut

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 9:56 AM PDT, September 28, 2014
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With an incredible opening box office weekend, The Equalizer beats out every movie this weekend with $35 million in ticket sales. The thriller stars Denzel Washington and Chloe Moretz. Washington plays a former government agent named Robert McCall who tries to live a simple life in retirement, but then he meets Chloe Grace Moretz, a young prostitute who seeks McCall's help when she gets in trouble with the Russian mob.

According to The Wrap, this movie already has a sequel in the works. In overall opening weekend amounts for the month of September, this movie comes in at fourth and is one to watch.

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Last weekend, The Maze Runner topped the box office, and this weekend, it comes in second at $17.5 million. It took just a couple of weeks to surpass its $34 million dollar budget with a current domestic total of $58 million. In the sci-fi thriller, people are still getting lost in the maze with Thomas, a boy who has no memories of his life or the world.

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Falling just a little short of The Maze Runner, an animated film, The Boxtrolls opened with $17.2 million. Based on the children's novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, an orphaned boy is raised by cave-dwelling trash collectors, and he tries to saves his friends from an exterminator. This is a fun film for adults and children.

This Is Where I Leave You grossed less than its opening weekend. Last weekend, it made $11.5 million, but this weekend it's under at $7 million. The estimated domestic two week total of $22.5 million is already over its $20 million budget. Jason Bateman and Tina Fey are just a couple of the stars in this film that are making it a must-see. In a story about four grown siblings who return to living under the same roof when their father passes away, this movie about family is appealing to anyone who thinks their family is crazy.

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Making the top 5 again is Dolphin Tale 2. At $4.8 million, this Dolphin Tale sequel is swimming along with a domestic total of about $33.6 million. In its first weekend, this family friendly film made $15 million. It's almost at its $36 million budget. Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Harry Connick Jr. are out to find, dolphin, Winter a new companion and make this movie even more sweet.

Here are the remaining movies in the top 10.

6. No Good Deed at $4.6 million

7. A Walk Among The Tombstones at $4.2 million

8. Guardians of the Galaxy $3.8 million

9. Let's Be Cops at $1.5 million

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at $1.4 million

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