Box Office: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Rides Into 1st Place

The Magnificent Seven Cast
Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Martin Sensmeier in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (Photo
© 2016 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Columbia Pictures)

Are we experiencing the rebirth of the Western genre? The Magnificent Seven finished first at the box office, ringing up $35 million over its first three days in release. Led by Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Vincent D’Onofrio, The Magnificent Seven earned high ratings from ticket buyers who gave the film an A- rating on CinemaScore. Also receiving an A- score was the animated family-friendly comedy Storks which opened in second place. While audiences who did check it out apparently liked what they saw, Storks only delivered a $21 million first weekend which was way below pre-release estimates. Made for around $70 million, it’s unlikely Storks will have legs (or wings) moving into the October weekends.

Up next, Deepwater Horizon, Masterminds, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will enter the box office fray.

Box Office Top 10: September 23-25, 2016

  1. The Magnificent Seven – $35,000,000
  2. Storks – $21,805,000
  3. Sully – $13,830,000
  4. Bridget Jones Baby – $4,520,000
  5. Snowden – $4,144,989
  6. Blair Witch – $3,950,000
  7. Don’t Breathe – $3,800,000
  8. Suicide Squad – $3,110,000
  9. When the Bough Breaks – $2,500,000
  10. Kubo and the Two Strings – $1,103,000