The Magnificent Seven storms to the top of the US Box Office

The Magnificent Seven has lassoed its way to the top spot of the US box office in its opening weekend.

The remake of the 1960 Western, which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, earned an impressive $35,000,000 in its opening weekend.

It sees Sam Chisolm (Washington) agree to help the residents of a mining town escape the tyranny of corrupt industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) by assembling a group of warriors to defeat him.

It leaves another new entry, Storks, in second place. The animated comedy, starring Andy Samberg as a baby-delivering stork, won $21,805,000 in its opening weekend.

Last week’s chart-topper Sully, which sees Tom Hanks take on the role of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, drops to third place.

The film, about the moment Sully landed a plane on New York’s Hudson River in 2009, took another $13,830,000 over the weekend.

Bridget Jones’s Baby drops one place into number four after earning $4,520,000, while Snowden also falls one place to complete the top five. The biographical drama took $4,144,989.

Horror Blair Witch drops four places into number six after earning $3,950,000 while thriller Don’t Breathe took $3,800,000 to end up in seventh place, dropping from fifth last week.

Suicide Squad drops a spot to take eighth place, earning $3,110,000, and When The Bough Breaks drops three places to nine, taking $2,500,000.

The top ten is rounded out by Kubo and the Two Strings, previously at number nine, which secured $1,103,000.

The top ten in full is as follows:

1. (-) The Magnificent Seven – $35,000,000

2. (-) Storks – $21,805,000

3. (1) Sully – $13,830,000

4. (3) Bridget Jones’ Baby – $4,520,000

5. (4) Snowden – $4,144,989

6. (2) Blair Witch – $3,950,000

7. (5) Don’t Breathe – $3,800,000

8. (7) Suicide Squad – $3,110,000

9. (6) When the Bough Breaks – $2,500,000

10. (9) Kubo and the Two Strings – $1,103,000

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