'The Magnificent 7' beats 'Storks' to lead box office

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 10 most-popular movies this week were "Bridget Jones's Baby" ($4.5 million), "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).