Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” scored first place at the domestic box office this weekend an estimated $28.5 million, a solid start for the fantasy film starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon,” about the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, came in second place with $20.6 million. Both films were made for $110 million so those are solid but not exceptional starts.
MGM and Sony’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake came in third with $15.7 million, animated adventure “Storks” was fourth with $13.8 million, and “Sully” was fifth with $8.4 million. Relativity’s “Masterminds” was also a new release this week came in sixth with $6.6 million, while Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” expanded to a wide release and jumped to $2.6 million.
On the limited release front, the Rachel Weisz-led Holocaust denier story “Denial” scored an impressive screen average $20,420 per theater, while Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” nabbed a strong $18,843 screen average.
Source: Box-Office Mojo