Denzel Washington is back at the top of the box office after winning over film fans with his latest action movie The Equalizer.
The actor’s latest release beat The Maze Runner to the top spot, doubling up the adaptation of James Dashner’s young adult novel’s weekend take with $35 million.
It’s the third-best opening of Washington’s career, behind American Gangster and 2012’s Safe House, and it’s the top September opening for an R-rated movie.
The Maze Runner is the globe’s biggest film of the week.
Family film The Boxtrolls, This Is Where I Leave You and Dolphin Tale 2 round out the box office top five.