"" debuts to an estimated $35 million on domestic box office chart. It becomes one of 's top bows after 2007's "" and 2012's "", cementing his reputation as one of Hollywood's consistently bankable stars.
"We're really, really happy, but we were very bullish on the movie," says Rory Bruer, Sony's President of Worldwide Distribution. "It's a film that we all love and it just delivers in a big way. Denzel couldn't be more terrific in the role - you can't take your eyes off this guy."