Weekend Box Office: ‘The Girl on the Train’ Rides to $24.7M Debut

Emily Blunt Psychological Thriller

DreamWorks’ mystery The Girl on the Train easily won the box office with an estimated $24.7 million. Made for $45 million, the Emily Blunt psychological thriller received a B- CinemaScore from audiences.

Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children dropped a spot to second place falling only 48.0% to $15 million for a domestic total of $51.1 million for Fox.

Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon fell even less, or 42.% to $11.8 million in third place for a North American total of $38.5 million after two weeks.

Sony’s The Magnificent Seven only fell 41.% and Warner Bros.’ animated adventure Storks held on with a very mild -37.3%.

Nate Parker’s directorial debut The Birth of a Nation and the family-oriented comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life debut outside the Top 5. The former opened in sixth place to $7.1 million, the latter finished the week in seventh place, making an estimated $6.9 million.

Check out the Oct 7-9 weekend Top 10 below:

1. The Girl on the Train – $24.7 million
2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — $15 million
3. Deepwater Horizon — $11.8 million
4. The Magnificent Seven — $9.2 million
5. Storks — $8.5 million
6. The Birth of a Nation — $7.1 million
7. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life — $6.9 million
8. Sully — $5.3 million
9. Masterminds — $4.1 million
10. Queen of Katwe —$1.6 million

A lot of the reviews for Girl on the Train are mediocre at best. On the other hand, The Birth of a Nation is the worst opening despite good reviews.

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