The Magnificent Seven rode into the box office this weekend and quickly declared itself the new sheriff in town.
The Magnificent Seven topped the box office in its opening weekend, earning $35 million in three days. If you’re doing the math, that’s $5 million per magnificence.
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 western of the same name, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai, swapping samurai for cowboys. In the new The Magnificent Seven, looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen, and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly.
The Magnificent Seven is directed by Antoine Fuqua, from a script by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk, and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard.
Warner Bros. Animation’s latest film, Storks, earned $21.8 million, coming in second in its opening weekend. That’s still a bit disappointing for Warner Bros. as Storks was projected for a $30 million opening weekend. Storks cost $70 million for the studio. The voice cast includes Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo and Stephen Kramer Glickman.
The Magnificent Seven and Storks are both now playing in theaters.