Le suivi d’Equalizer 3 ouvrira la première place au box-office

Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua team up again for The Equalizer 3.

Robert McCall is back. The Equalizer 3, the latest chapter of director Antoine Fuqua’s adaptation of the 80s television series with Denzel Washington as the vigilante, is expected to take the top spot at the box office this weekend. According to Variety, The Equalizer 3 is projected to earn between $28 and $30 million from Friday to Sunday, and between $33 and $40 million over the four-day Labor Day weekend. The action thriller will have better numbers than the opening weekends of DC’s Blue Beetle ($25 million) and Sony’s Gran Turismo ($17.4 million), but it will fall short of the three-day openings of 2014’s The Equalizer ($34 million) and 2018’s The Equalizer 2 ($36 million).

The anticipated opening of Equalizer 3 would rank the film among the top Labor Day four-day weekends of all time, behind only Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($94.6 million) and ahead of 2007’s Halloween reboot ($30.5 million), Crazy Rich Asians ($28.5 million), and 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy ($22.9 million).

The official logline reads: “Having given up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Washington) struggles to reconcile the horrific things he has done in the past and finds solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. At home in southern Italy, he discovers that his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he must do : become the protector of his friends by taking on the mafia.”

Le suivi d’Equalizer 3 ouvrira la première place au box-office

The trio reunites Washington with his co-star from Man on Fire, Dakota Fanning, whose CIA analyst Emma Collins is tasked with helping McCall serve his justice against the Sicilian mafia. In an interview with ComicBook, Fuqua expressed openness to the idea that audiences might consider The Equalizer 3 a “spiritual sequel” to Tony Scott’s 2004 film.

‘ you know? But I never told them that because they’re just doing the characters.”

The Equalizer 3 hits theaters on Friday.