Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven shot to the top of box office this weekend. The new film, which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, debuted with $35 million ($90 million production budget) and received mostly positive reviews from critics.
The movie is reboot of 1960’s John Sturges’ film, which Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Yul Brynner starred in as elite gunmen who protected a small Mexican village from invading bandits. That film was also a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, and was followed by a number of sequels including: Return of the Magnificent Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and The Magnificent Seven Ride Again.
Coming in second this weekend was the premiere of the animated film Storks, which debuted with $21.8 million ($70 million production budget). Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks’ Sully dropped to third place bringing in $13.8 million for a total domestic gross of $92.3 million ($60 million production budget).
Renee Zellweger’s Bridget Jones’s Baby dropped to fourth in its second week of release, bringing in $4.5 million for a total domestic gross of $16.4 million ($35 million production budget), and rounding out the top five was Oliver Stone’s Snowden which slipped further this week bringing in on $4.1 million for a total domestic gross of $15.1 million ($40 million production budget).
Top films releasing in theaters this Friday, September 30th, 2016 is: Masterminds, Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Denial.
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