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The Magnificent Seven shooting for the top of the box office

Will a high profile remake of a classic western find favour with an audience this weekend, or will families see what the stork delivers? Here’s our prediction:

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the classic 1960 western, with an incredible cast that reunites Training Day director Antoine Fuqua with his stars Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Throw in recently minted mega-star Chris Pratt and you have all the makings of a big hit. Even with some lacklustre reviews, the names attached here are big enough to guarantee a solid opening weekend. Look for The Magnificent Seven to debut in first place with $48 million.

Also opening is the animated film Storks, starring the voice talents of Jennifer Aniston and Andy Samberg. It’s been a few weeks since families have had a film to flock to, which puts Storks in the position of a decent debut weekend. Look for it to fly into second place with $32 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Sully will land in third place with $14 million as it narrows in on the $100 million mark. Bridget Jones’ Baby will be in fourth place with $5 million, while Snowden will close things out in fifth place with $4.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Magnificent Seven – $48 million
2) Storks – $32 million
3) Sully – $14 million
4) Bridget Jones’ Baby – $5 million
5) Snowden – $4.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on September 23, 2016, in box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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