Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children takes the lead at the box office this weekend with Deepwater Horizon following in close step.
Adapted from the YA novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children made its debut at the top of the box office over this weekend.
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FOX and Tim Burton present the fantasy story of a young boy who travels to an island in Wales and meets Miss Peregrine and the orphaned children who possess magical powers.
He comes to discover the realm's ties to his own family and realizes his own role in protecting this new found world. The movie delivered an estimated $28.5 million in its opening weekend from 3,522 theaters.
The movie received a "B+" CinemaScore and currently holds a so-so 64% on RottenTomatoes, which is contributing for it’s under $30 million opening. The movie was a hit with the audience under 25 years of age which turned out to watch the movie in three days.
The young audience gave the movie an "A-" CinemaScore which indicated that the word of mouth will carry the movie through the coming weekend. The movie did better on international level. It premiered with an estimated $36.5 million from 59 markets delivering a $65 million worldwide debut.
This opening includes an estimated $5.19 million in South Korea, $4.5 million in the UK, $3.8 million in Mexico, $3.1 million in Australia and $1.7 million in the Philippines. Miss Peregrine will expands into 20 new markets next weekend including top markets France, Russia and Germany.
Closely following the movie is Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, and Kate Hudson. The action-drama, based on the real-life events leading up to the 2010 BP Oil Spill, hauled in an estimated $20.6 million from 3,259 theaters.
It also earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and holds an 82%, "Certified Fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes. The film is expected to do better in the coming days.
According to EW, top box office estimates are:
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - $28.5 million
2. Deepwater Horizon - $20.6 million
3. The Magnificent Seven - $15.7 million
4. Storks - $13.8 million
5. Sully - $8.4 million
6. Masterminds - $6.6 million
7. Queen of Katwe - $2.6 million
8. Don’t Breathe - $2.4 million
9. Bridget Jones’s Baby - $2.3 million
10. Snowden - $2 million