Warner Bros.' animated "Storks" didn't give "The Magnificent Seven" much competition.
A remake of the Western, "The Magnificent Seven", leads this weekend's films at the North American box office, with the animated film "Storks" comes in second. Benefiting from a star-studded cast starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard; with its solid audience reviews, The Magnificent Seven became one of the top opening of all time for a Western movie. "And he was absolutely committed and dedicated to making a film that could stand on its own and be respectful of the other films". "These are guys who can draw a huge audience in any type of movie that they're in". The film has now earned over $16.45M in just two-weeks, but another installment to the popular franchise seems unlikely at this point. Both "Storks" and "The Magnificent Seven" might have a short-lived victory however, with Lionsgate, Disney and FOX all releasing their highly anticipated September lineup next weekend.
According to Deadline, which supplied the numbers, The Magnificent Seven's $35 million is a career-best opening weekend domestic figure for director Antoine Fuqua. The film, which cost about $70 million to make, opened with $21.8 million.
Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell and Danny Trejo round out the voice cast of "Storks", which is directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland.
The top 10 is rounded out by Blair Witch ($3.9 million), Don't Breathe ($3.8 million), Suicide Squad ($3.1 million), When the Bough Breaks $2.5 million and Kubo and the Two Strings ($1.1 million).
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MGM and Columbia Pictures' "The Magnificent Seven" is leading the weekend box office charge after lassoing $12.7 million on Friday at 3,674 locations.
The Western, like Washington and Hanks, has proven quite durable at the box office in recent years.
On the limited release front, Disney's feel-good film "Queen of Katwe", starring Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, pulled in $305,000 from 52 locations. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
The total weekend take was $103.9 million, off 25% from last year's $137.8 million three-day total. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday. He hasn't had a film open to less than $20 million since 2007's "The Great Debaters". Adding another $13.8 million, the film has grossed $92.4 million domestically to date.