(Los Angeles) Action film The Equalizer 3, starring actor Denzel Washington, topped the North American box office in its first weekend, while motor racing film Gran Turismo already out of the podium for its second week.

The third installment of the series following the adventures of a former secret agent vindicator, Robert McCall, confronted this time with the Italian mafia, has garnered 34.5 million dollars in revenue between Friday and Sunday, according to figures from the firm Exhibitor Relations.

“This is the second best start ever on a Labor Day weekend [holiday in the United States],” commented industry expert Paul Dergarabedian.

Figures that can still improve, while Monday is also a holiday.

A start on the hats of wheels which comes to eclipse that, more sluggish, of the cinematographic adaptation of the successful racing game Gran Turismo.

After a mixed first weekend, but topping the box office, the film has already lost ground in its second weekend, falling to fourth place with only $6.6 million in revenue over the three days, and a drop of more than 60% in revenue generated.

Conversely, Barbie managed to stay on the second step of the podium for its seventh week of operation, still making $ 10.6 million in revenue over the weekend.

In total, the film directed by Greta Gerwig with Margot Robbie in the title role has grossed $592 million in the American market and $771 million in the rest of the world since its release, confirming its status as a box office champion. North American for 2023.

The latest superhero opus from DC and Warner Bros, Blue Beetle, completes the podium for its third week in theaters, with $7.3 million in revenue, however down 40% compared to the previous weekend.

Oppenheimer remains in fifth position, reaching almost $300 million in revenues in North America, to which is added $542 million elsewhere in the world.

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Mutant Mayhem (4,8 millions de dollars)

7. Bottoms (3 millions)

8. Meg 2 : The Trench (2,9 millions)

9. Strays (2,5 millions)

10. Talk to Me (1,8 million)