Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Magnificent Seven Ropes in Second Best Western Opening Ever

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Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven remake gunned down all challengers over the weekend on its way to a $35 million debut, the second best opening ever for a western. Granted, the record is apparently held by Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens, which is a hybrid sci-fi film so it’s kind of an unfair comparison (and it’s only $1 million less anyway). The bigger point of contention is probably the fact that this stat is also not adjusted for inflation… I’m assuming it would be pretty far down the list if it were. Either way, that still doesn’t mean a whole lot considering that the film cost $90 million to make, although it should at the very least break even. In second place, the Warner Brothers animated film Storks earned $21.8 million, which is decent but not great. Elsewhere Sully fell to third, adding another $13.8 million and bringing its worldwide total to $126 million. Bridget Jones’s Baby and Snowden rounded out the top 5.

1. The Magnificent Seven — $35M
2. Storks — $21.8M
3. Sully — $13.8M
4. Bridget Jones’s Baby — $4.5M
5. Snowden — $4.1M
6. Blair Witch — $4.0M
7. Don’t Breathe — $3.8M
8. Suicide Squad — $3.1M
9. When the Bough Breaks — $2.5M
10. Kubo and the Two Strings — $1.1M

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