Weekend Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Rides to No. 1 With $35M

Sony and MGM’s Remake

Sony and MGM’s The Magnificent Seven remake topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $35 million, including $2.9 million from IMAX alone.

Director Antoine Fuqua’s best opening of his career at the domestic box office has a 64 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and also an A- CinemaScore from audiences. Made for $90 million, the Western features an all-star cast led by Denzel Washington opposite Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer and Peter Sarsgaard.

Warner Bros.’ animated adventure Storks came in second with a modest $21.8 million during its debut in theaters. The $70 million film was directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland. Storks features the voice-talents of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo, Ty Burrell and Jennifer Aniston. It also earned an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

Warner Bros.’ true-life tale Sully dropped two spots to third this week with a $13.8 million weekend, bringing its domestic total to $92.3 million.

Rounding out the top five were Universal’s romantic comedy Bridget Jones’s Baby, coming in fourth place with $4.5 million, and Open Road’s Edward Snowden biopic Snowden with $4.1 million.

1. The Magnificent Seven — $35 million
2. Storks — $21.8 million
3. Sully — $13.8 million ($92.3 mil.)
4. Bridget Jones’s Baby — $4.5 million ($16.4 mil.)
5. Snowden — $4.1 million ($15.1 mil.)
6. Blair Witch — $3.9 million ($16.1 mil.)
7. Don’t Breathe — $3.8 million ($81.1 mil.)
8. Suicide Squad — $3.1 million ($318.1 mil.)
9. When the Bough Breaks — $2.5 million ($26.6 mil.)
10. Kubo and the Two Strings — $1.1 million ($45.9 mil.)

In limited release, Disney’s inspirational drama Queen of Katwe earned an estimated $305,000 from 52 locations, for a location average of $5,865. Directed by Mira Nair, the film stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga. It received an A+ CinemaScore and will expand nationwide Sept. 30.

Tim Burton fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and the disaster adventure Deepwater Horizon open next week.