The Magnificent Seven Rides to First Place at the Box Office


The Magnificent Seven Rides to First Place at the Box Office

The Magnificent Seven rides to first place at the box office

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia PicturesThe Magnificent Seven easily topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $35 million from 3,674 theaters, an average of $9,526 per theater. $2.9 million of that figure came from 372 domestic IMAX locations, while the film earned $4.3 million from 606 IMAX locations worldwide. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, The Magnificent Seven received an A- CinemaScore from audiences. Made for $90 million, the modern remake of the western classic stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer and Peter Sarsgaard.

Landing in second place was Warner Bros.’ animated adventure Storks, which grossed $21.8 million from 3,922 theaters, an average of $5,560. The film also opened in 33 international markets this weekend where it earned $18.3 million for a global weekend of $40.1 million. The $70 million film features the voices of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo, Ty Burrell and Jennifer Aniston. It received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

Dropping two spots to third, Warner Bros.’ Sully added $13.8 million its third weekend to push its domestic total to $92.4 million. Overseas, Sully grossed $6.5 million from 45 territories for an international total of $34.5 million and worldwide sum of $126.9 million. Made for $60 million, the Clint Eastwood-directed film stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.

In fourth place, Bridget Jones’s Baby (Universal) earned $4.5 million its second weekend to push its domestic total to $16.5 million. Internationally, the film has grossed $67.1 million for a worldwide sum of $83.6 million. The Sharon Maguire-directed Bridget Jones’s Baby stars Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, and Emma Thompson. It was made for $35 million.

Oliver Stone’s Snowden (Open Road Films), starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, rounded out the top five with $4.1 million its second weekend. Made for $40 million, Snowden has earned $15.1 million. The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage.

In limited release, Walt Disney Pictures’ Queen of Katwe made $305,000 from 52 locations, an average of $5,865 per location. Directed by Mira Nair, the film received an A+ CinemaScore and stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga. It will expand domestically next weekend.