PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The western remake, The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, performed not quite magnificently but certainly well enough at the box office on its opening weekend, earning an estimated $35-million for a solid first-place finish.
Second place was claimed by another new attraction, the animated comedy, Storks, which took in $22-million on its weekend debut.READ MORE: Dozens Of Mom-And-Pop Shops In Manayunk Prepare For Small Business Saturday
Consequently, the recent box-office leader, Sully, with Tom Hanks, dropped to third with a total of $14-million, but pushed its cumulative total over the $90-million mark.READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
Meanwhile, no other title could eclipse the $5-million mark.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy
Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend, but well ahead of those of a year ago.