Movie Stars: Washington, Denzel–Box-Office

The biggest question mark this weekend is The Magnificent Seven, a star-studded remake of the 1960 classic Western, which in turn was a remake of the Japanese film Seven Samurai.

Sony partnered with MGM and Village Roadshow on the movie.

Magnificent Seven, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, is tipped to open in the $30 million-$40 million range, a hearty start for a Western, according to predictions.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the movie stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio. Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard round out the cast.

To date, Washington’s biggest opening is 2007’s American Gangster ($43.6 million) followed by 2012’s Safe House ($40.2 million).