Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Tops with $35 million debut

Denzel Washington hit the bullseye again. “The Magnificent Seven,” the Oscar-winner’s first western, topped the box office, picking up a solid $35 million.

“The Magnificent Seven” easily snagged the crown from “Sully,” the retelling of the “Miracle on the Hudson” landing that topped the box office for two weeks. The drama slid to third place with $13.8 million, bringing its stateside total to a healthy $92.4 million. “Storks,” an animated comedy from Warner Bros., came in second with $21.8 million

Washington hasn’t had a film open to less than $20 million since 2007’s “The Great Debaters.” He’ll be back on screens at the end of the year in “Fences,” an adaptation of August Wilson’s play, that he directs and stars in alongside Viola Davis. It is expected to be an Oscar contender.

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