Shooting past all competition, MGM and Sony’s “The Magnificent Seven” took over the weekend box office, surpassing fellow new release “Storks,” from Warner Bros.
“Magnificent Seven” pulled in an estimated $35 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, meeting analyst expectations of $30 million to $45 million.
“It is ‘magnificent.’ It’s excellent, a film, from its inception, that we all felt very strongly had all the goods to succeed,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s distribution chief. “And it delivered.”
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