Box office: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' scores with $36 million debut

September 27, 2014 6:02 PM

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Box office: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' scores with $36 million debut

Denzel Washington still has plenty of firepower at the box office as his latest action film "The Equalizer" looks to be heading to an opening weekend in the $35-$37 million range.

With $12.6 million on Friday from 3,236 locations, the Sony release is performing significantly better than the studio's initial estimates of an opening in the high-$20 millions. That's the best opening ever for director Antoine Fuqua and one of Washington's top debuts as well.

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