*The Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg action film “2 Guns” easily won the North American box office with a solid $27.4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
From Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur, the film was fueled by an ethnically diverse audience, with African-Americans making up 28 percent and Hispanics, 14 percent. Interestingly, women made up 49 percent of the audience, while 77 percent of those buying tickets were over the age of 25.
The numbers suggest that older couples turned out in force to watch Wahlberg and Washington pair up for the first time on the first bigscreen.
“We’re very happy to have the No. 1 opening in North America for the seventh time this year,” said Universal president of domestic distribution Nikki Rocco. “I think the chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg was a big draw. Adults really enjoyed the film.”
“2 Guns” revolves around a DEA agent (Washington) and Naval Intelligence officer (Wahlberg) who must work together after they are set up by the CIA.
Below, Denzel says this action script came along at the perfect time…and with the perfect co-star.