Magnificent Seven Tops a Slow Weekend
The Magnificent Seven topped the weekend, earning an estimated $35 million. The film received an “A-” Cinemascore and has a 63% rating on RottenTomatoes, so should finish domestically a little higher than its reported $90 million budget. It also earned an estimated $24.8 million from foreign box offices as well.
In second place was the film Storks which brought in an estimated $21.8 million. That film has a reported budget of $70 million and an “A-” Cinemascore as well. It’ll probably do well in the long run making its budget back and then some domestically. It also earned $18.3 million at the foreign box office.
Those two films knocked down the previous champion Sully to third. That film brought in $13.8 million. Blair Witch dropped from second to sixth bringing in $3.95 million.
The box office is down a second weekend in a row. The top twelve films failed to combine for over $100 million and the weekend was 25% lower than the same weekend last year.
When it comes to comic films Suicide Squad slipped just one spot adding $3.11 million to its domestic total. The film has earned $731.7 million worldwide this year. It currently sits behind Deadpool in worldwide earnings. That film earned $782.6 million, so it’s doubtful it’ll catch up. But domestically is a different story. The film is $5 million behind Deadpool, so there’s a good chance it’ll surpass it, though won’t catch up to Batman v Superman‘s $330.3 million.