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"The Magnificent 7" beats "Storks" to lead box office
   2016-09-26 02:26:22    Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Guanghao

Sony's "The Magnificent 7" beats over Warner Bros.' feature cartoon film "Storks", leading weekend box office in North American.

Opening at 3,674 locations, "The Magnificent 7" was predicted to sell about 35 million U.S. dollars worth of tickets in the United States and Canada, and be the most popular movie in North America this weekend.

"Magnificent Seven" delivered an "A-" from opening day audiences on CinemaScore and currently holds a 63 percent positive critics on RottenTomatoes.

"Storks" opened in second with an estimate of 21.8 million dollars in projected sales from 3,922 locations in North America. First-night moviegoers give "Storks" an "A- " rating and critics rate 63 percent positive on it.

"Storks" debuted in 33 international markets this weekend and brought in an estimated 18.3 million dollars. China, Mexico, Russia, Brazil and Australia are included in the screening countries. In China, "Storks" finished second with an estimated 5.2 million dollars, just a half million behind "Hotel Transylvania" in 2012.

And in third place, "Sully" was on track to deal 13.8 million dollars in tickets this weekend, for a domestic running total of 92.4 million dollars over three weeks.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this week were "Bridget Jones's Baby" (4.5 million dollars), "Snowden" (4.1 million), "Blair Witch" ( 3.4 million), "Don't Breathe" (3.8 million), "Suicide Squad" (3.1 million), "When The Bough Breaks" (2.5 million) and "Kubo And The Two Strings" (1.1 million).

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