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Theater Counts: Magnificent Seven, Storks up against Sully

September 22nd, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven manages the improbable feat of being a remake of a remake, and with a pedigree like that, it’s perhaps no surprise that it’s the favorite to top the box office chart this weekend. It opens in an impressive-for-the-time-of-year 3,674 theaters, according to Sony’s Thursday announcement. Good though that is, two other films will be playing wider…

Sully expands to 3,955 theaters this weekend and continues to be a box office force. Storks is currently the most-anticipated movie on The Numbers, and it will be playing in 3,922 locations this weekend. Its family-friendly nature and lack of competition should give it a healthy run, even if it doesn’t top the chart.

Next weekend is looking more subdued. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will be the widest new released, in about 3,4000 movie houses, per Fox. Masterminds is slated for 2,800 theaters, and Deepwater Horizon expected in 3,000. Queen of Katwe expands to 1,500.

Theater Counts for Weekend of September 23

SullyWarner Bros.3,9553,525+430
StorksWarner Bros.3,922new
The Magnificent SevenSony Pictures3,674new
Blair WitchLionsgate3,1213,1210
Bridget Jones's BabyUniversal2,9302,927+3
Don't BreatheSony Pictures2,4383,208-770
Suicide SquadWarner Bros.2,1722,740-568
When the Bough BreaksSony Pictures1,4442,246-802
The Wild LifeLionsgate1,4312,493-1,062
Pete's DragonWalt Disney1,2301,948-718
Kubo and the Two StringsFocus Features1,2091,757-548
Hell or High WaterLionsgate1,1281,505-377
Bad MomsSTX Entertainment9861,486-500
The Secret Life of PetsUniversal746998-252
Jason BourneUniversal6201,005-385
Sausage PartySony Pictures5511,181-630
War DogsWarner Bros.417902-485
No Manches FridaLionsgate416456-40
The Light Between OceansWalt Disney4161,133-717
Mechanic: ResurrectionLionsgate398958-560
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures338508-170
Ben HurParamount Pictures240438-198
Florence Foster JenkinsParamount Pictures235567-332
Ice Age: Collision Course20th Century Fox198239-41
Finding DoryWalt Disney197292-95
Lights OutWarner Bros.188282-94
The BFGWalt Disney131179-48
Nine LivesEuropaCorp105193-88
Queen of KatweWalt Disney52new
Café SocietyLionsgate4889-41
The Disappointments RoomRelativity361,554-1,518
The Jungle BookWalt Disney3457-23
Hands of StoneWeinstein Co.22105-83
A Tale of Love and DarknessFocus World1733-16
KicksFocus Features1565-50
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday

Estimates for Weekend of September 30

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children20th Century Fox3,400
Deepwater HorizonLionsgate3,000
Queen of Katwe (wide expansion)Walt Disney1,500

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