‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Conjures Up Some Magic at the Weekend Box Office

Miss Peregrine

Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children took the top spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $28.5 million domestically and $65 million overseas. The film, which had a production budget of $110 million to make, stars Eva Green as the headmistress at an orphanage full of misfits with odd talents. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Dame Judi Dench, and Asa Butterfield also star in the film which is based on the popular YA novel by Ransom Riggs.

Deepwater Horizon, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson, came in second place with $20.6 million (production budget of $110 million), and Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven remake fell two spots to third this week in its second week of release.

The animated film Storks, which features the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg, came in fourth with $13.8 million, and rounding out the top five was Clint Eastwood’s real-life drama Sully, starring Tom Hanks as hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger. Sully continues to perform well in its fourth week of release. The film has now made $105.3 million (production budget of $60 million).

Not in the top five, but worthy of a mention was the critically panned comedy Masterminds which stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig. The film debuted in sixth bringing in $6.6 million.

Films releasing this week include: The Girl on the Train, The Birth of a Nation, and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

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