Successful African American director Antoine Fuqua who has directed box office successes such as Training Day and Olympus has Fallen, has his first 100 million dollar grossing film with The Equalizer. To date the film has grossed $100,147,595 domestically. The film has also made $90,800,000 on the international front.
The film stars Denzel Washington which no doubt helped its box office fortunes. But as he has shown with Olympus has Fallen Fuqua is a great action director so he deserves a lot of the credit here. Congrats to Mr. Fuqua.
Mr. Fuqua's next film is Southpaw. The film focuses on a boxer who fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him. The film stars Forest Whittaker, Naomi Harris, and Jake Gyllenhaal.