Denzel Washington set his own record today. “The Magnificent Seven” scored a $35 million opening weekend. It’s Denzel’s 13th opening in a row over $20 million.
It’s a win-win for Washington and for Sony Pictures, which has needed a live action hit desperately. “Mag 7” should spur sequels– as I wrote yesterday, director Antoine Fuqua is open to a Mag 8 and Mag 9.
Washington’s next movie is “Fences,” which he directed and stars in, coming from Paramount later this fall.