Date: 26th September 2016

Magnificent Seven tops US box office.


The Magnificent Seven has topped the US box office, taking $35m (27m) on its opening weekend.

The film, which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, is a remake of the 1960 western film of the same name.

Its closest competitor was animated children's movie Storks, which debuted at number two with $21.8m (16.8m).
The two films knocked Tom Hanks's Sully, which has been top of the box office for the last two weeks, down to number three.

The movie, which tells the true story of the 2009 "miracle on the Hudson" emergency plane landing, took $13.8m (10.7m).

Bridget Jones's Baby, which sees Renee Zellweger reprise her lead role in the third film in the franchise, was placed fourth with $4.5m (3.5m).

Documentary film Snowden held its top five position after taking a further $4.1m (3.2m) over the weekend.

Source: Press Release