Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

A franchise like “John Wick” has seen every entry make greater than the final, with this 12 months’s “John Wick: Chapter 4” taking in $426 million worldwide and pushing the franchise previous the $1 billion mark. However what we’re speaking about right here is consistency. These “Equalizer” films, throughout practically a decade, have had a constant viewers that has proven up every time Washington suited up as Robert McCall. Living proof: The worldwide complete for “The Equalizer” was $192.9 million, whereas the sequel completed its run with $190.3 million. With the opening weekend numbers, the third installment figures to complete in the identical ballpark. That is consistency, of us.

Fortunately, Sony Photos has managed to maintain the budgets related as effectively. The primary movie price $55 million to supply, whereas each the second and third installments price a reported $70 million. It is extremely uncommon to see numbers this homogenous throughout the board. It is spectacular and speaks volumes about Washington’s standing with moviegoers. Folks completely like to see him kicking ass. The prevailing knowledge is that this film will finish this iteration of the franchise, although Fuqua appears open to returning if Washington is as effectively.

Cash talks, and Sony has made cash each time considered one of these films hit theaters. What’s significantly outstanding this time round is that CBS has had an “Equalizer” TV present on the air for a number of years starring Queen Latifah. The truth that audiences resoundingly mentioned they nonetheless needed to see this particular iteration of the franchise means that if Sony can discover a option to make a fourth film, you’ll be able to wager your ass they are going to do exactly that. Constant winners are robust to seek out on this enterprise, and that is as regular because it will get.

“The Equalizer 3” is in theaters now.

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