Magnificent 7 tops US box office

Magnificent 7

New western remake The Magnificent Seven topped the US box office at the weekend taking in £27m.

The film, a remake of the 1960 western starring Yul Brynner, now stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke & Chris Pratt in the lead roles.

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The movie marks the second best opening weekend debut for a western, after Cowboys & Aliens and marks the third best opening for a Denzel Washington movie, behind American Gangster and Safe House.

Animated movie Storks debuted at No.2 taking in £16.8m while Tom Hanks' new movie, Sully, which tells the story of the pilot who made an emergency landing on the Hudson river in 2009, was in third place with takings of £10.7m.

US Top 5

1. The Magnificent Seven $35m (£27m)
2. Storks $21.8m (£16.8m)
3. Sully $13.8m (£10.7m)
4. Bridget Jones's Baby $4.5m (£3.5m)
5. Snowden $4.1m (£3.2m)