Weekend Box Office Report: October 7-9, 2016
The Girl on the Train arrives in first!
The R-rated commuter mystery also picked up an additional $16.5 million from international audiences. The movie chugged slowly for critics with a 44% average on Rotten Tomatoes (read the JoBlo review HERE).
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN moved to second place with $15 million, dropping 48% from its debut in the top spot last week. The $110 million Tim Burton fantasy (based on the Ransom Riggs book) has a ten-day domestic total of $51 million and a global total of $145 million.
In third place was the Mark Wahlberg/Kurt Russell drama DEEPWATER HORIZON with $11.7 million, down 41% from last weekend's opening. After ten days, director Peter Berg's $110 million account of the 2010 oil rig disaster has a domestic total of $38.5 million and a worldwide total of $66.3 million.
The Denzel Washington/Chris Pratt update of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN came in fourth with $9.1 million for a domestic total of $75.9 million on its third weekend in theaters. Director Antoine Fuqua's $90 million Western now has a worldwide total of $134.6 million. The animated movie STORKS followed in fifth with $8.4 million as it flew over $100 million worldwide this weekend.
Opening in sixth was the period drama THE BIRTH OF A NATION with $7.1 million. The R-rated biopic of slave Nat Turner (starring, produced and directed by Nate Parker) cost a reported $10 million to make, but was acquired by Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million at Sundance early this year.
While the movie (unrelated to the 1915 racist propaganda film) drew enthusiastic praise at that festival, critics gave its theatrical release a more composed 79% average on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).
In seventh place was the new kid comedy MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE with an opening of $6.9 million. Adapted from the novel by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, the PG-rated movie only cost a reported $8.5 million and was graded with 59% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
After five weekends, the Tom Hanks drama SULLY is still circling in the Top 10 with another $5.2 million for eighth place. The PG-13 comedy MASTERMINDS was in ninth with $4.1 million, losing 37% from its opening last weekend. The Lupita Nyong'o chess drama QUEEN OF KATWE closed out the list with $1.6 million.
Outside the chart, we saw the departure of horror movie DON'T BREATHE and Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN along with BRIDGET JONES'S BABY, which ended with just $22 million domestic but an extra $120 million overseas.
Next weekend has Ben Affleck doing math and murder in the action-thriller THE ACCOUNTANT, Kevin Hart delivers stand-up comedy in KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?, and Mattel action figure MAX STEEL comes to life.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||The Girl on the Train||$24.6 M|
|2.||Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||$15 M||$51 M|
|3.||Deepwater Horizon||$11.7 M||$38.5 M|
|4.||The Magnificent Seven||$9.1 M||$75.9 M|
|5.||Storks||$8.4 M||$50.1 M|
|6.||The Birth of a Nation||$7.1 M|
|7.||Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life||$6.9 M|
|8.||Sully||$5.2 M||$113.4 M|
|9.||Masterminds||$4.1 M||$12.7 M|
|10.||Queen of Katwe||$1.6 M||$5.3 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|