The Denzel Washington-driven thriller “The Equalizer” shot to the top of the North American box office on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $35 million and knocking “The Maze Runner” out of the top slot, the Hollywood Reporter says. There was less Denzel-mania overseas, where 20th Century Fox’s “The Maze Runner,” took in $27.5 million in 62 international markets, dwarfing the Sony Pictures’ debut of $17.8 million.

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