Weekend Box Office: ‘Miss Peregrine’ Tops with $28.5M

Tim Burton's Fantasy-Comedy

As expected, Tim Burton‘s kid-friendly fantasy-comedy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has won the box office and made $28.5 million in its weekend debut.

Miss Peregrine, which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson, cost some $110 million to make. The 20th Century Fox film received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Peter Berg‘s oil rig disaster movie Deepwater Horizon debuted in second place with $20.6 million. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Deepwater failed to tap North American moviegoers.The Lionsgate and Summit film cost even more to produce and received an A- CinemaScore.

Last week’s top film, Antoine Fuqua‘s Western The Magnificent Seven, dropped two spots to third with $15.7 million it is second week.

Warner Bros.’ animated adventure Storks and Clint Eastwood‘s exquisite Sully rounded out the top five with $13.8 million and $8.4 million, respectively.

Relativity Studios’ action-comedy Masterminds opened in the number six spot with a dismal $6.6 million in receipts despite a star-studded cast led by Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis. The Jared Hess-directed film received a B- CinemaScore.

Check out this weekend’s top 10:

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — $28.5M
2. Deepwater Horizon — $20.6M
3. The Magnificent Seven — $15.7M ($61.6M)
4. Storks — $13.8M ($38.8M)
5. Sully — $8.4M ($105.3M)
6. Masterminds — $6.6M
7. Queen of Katwe — $2.6M ($3M)
8. Don’t Breathe — $2.37M ($84.7M)
9. Bridget Jones’s Baby — $2.33M ($20.9M)
10. Snowden — $2M ($18.7M)

We’ll see if the big-screen version of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller The Girl on the Train will take over the top spot from Miss Peregrine next weekend.

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