"Magnificent Seven" is Denzel Washington's highest-opening movie

Writer: Florey DM

Denzel Washington's star power shines bright with the success of "The Magnificent Seven".

26 Sep – Denzel Washington-starrer, "The Magnificent Seven", is roping in some big achievements in Cambodia ever since its release in the country last week.

The action movie opened with USD2,463 on 22 September, and during its opening weekend it went on to collect a total of USD12,478.

This makes it not only the highest-grossing opening weekend for the actor but also the highest-grossing movie in the western genre.

In comparison, Washington's previous movie, "The Equalizer" – also directed by Antoine Fuqua, made USD1,601 on its opening day and USD8,478 on its opening weekend.

Meanwhile, there is more than a USD8,000 gap between "Magnificent Seven" and the runner-up on the Western genre chart. 2011 movie "Cowboys & Aliens" placed second with only USD4,233.20. Third-placer, 2013's "2 Guns", collected USD3,488.

Currently, "Magnificent Seven" has made a USD59.8 million gross worldwide, based on Box Office Mojo stats. 58.5% of it was collected in North America, where the movie made USD35 million on its opening weekend, the third best for Washington.

A remake of the 1960 movie of the same name, which in turn is a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954's "Seven Samurai", the movie also stars Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard.

Cinema Online, 26 September 2016

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