Ethan Hawke

Box office: 'Magnificent Seven' remake rides to the top spot in its debut

Box office: 'Magnificent Seven' remake rides to the top spot in its debut

Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic 1960 western “The Magnificent Seven” may not have lived up to its name with the critics, but the film still got off to a strong start at the box office.

The film starring Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt as gunslingers-for-hire earned an estimated $12.7 million on Friday, which easily toppled the box office leader for the previous two weeks — the Clint Eastwood-directed “Sully.”

“Magnificent Seven” is on pace to confirm estimates that placed the film as earning between $30 million and $45 million in its opening weekend, according to reports from pre-release...

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