So, why is The Equalizer 2 happening? Because The Equalizer, released in 2014, banked $100M domestically and almost got that amount overseas. The worldwide gross is $192 million and the reviews were extremely positive.
Aug 21, 2017
Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer 2 May Have Found Its Villain
The Equalizer wasn't exactly a runaway box office success, but it made enough money that Sony has now given the go ahead for a sequel, and it's looking like Denzel Washington is coming back for more vigilante justice.
Based on the box office results, audiences were more than ready to see Denzel Washinton kicking ass for his Training Day director. And Sony has said they want The Equalizer 2. It can only be a matter of time until the sequel officially is greenlit, right?
Sep 29, 2014
Why The Equalizer 2 Will Almost Certainly Happen Now
Antoine Fuqua's last film, Olympus Has Fallen, was a big box office success when it came out last year, and this fall he is back working with his Training Day star Denzel Washington on the television show adaptation The Equalizer. These projects have gotten people excited, and as a result, some big studios are now courting him to helm three fairly significant upcoming projects.
May 28, 2014
Training Day's Antoine Fuqua Offered To Direct The Magnificent Seven, Narco Sub And Equalizer 2