The Magnificent Seven (2016), a remake of a remake, had no trouble taking the number one spot at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing $10 million more than it’s second-place competition, Storks, the only other new release.
Here are the box office results for the five top-grossing films for the weekend of September 23 – 25, 2016:
Snowden tells the true story of an American computer professional (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who publicly leaked classified information from the NSA. Based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.
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On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glide his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving 155 lives. But, even as he was being heralded as a hero, an unfolding investigation threatens to destroy his reputation and his career
A stork (Andy Samberg) who delivers packages for a giant corporation lands in hot water when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable but unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble, it’s a race to make their first-ever baby drop.
A frontier village is at the mercy of a band of outlaws. The townspeople hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the constant raids, who also help and train the villagers to fend for themselves.
The Magnificent Seven (2016)‘s Thursday night screenings brought in $1.75 million, one of the largest Thursday openings on record.
Storks brought in $435, 000 for it’s opening Thursday, but it’s resulting weekend total was not as high as studio Warner Brothers had predicted when compared to other animated features.