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Weekend Box Office Report: October 7-9, 2016

10.09.2016

The Girl on the Train arrives in first!

Emily Blunt took the rail directly to #1 this weekend as THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN had an estimated opening of $24.6 million!

Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, the new psychological thriller (also starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Ferguson) cost a reported $45 million to make.

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
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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
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7. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life $6.9 M
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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

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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11:42PM on 10/09/2016

The Girl on The Train

What a piece of garbage. Obnoxiously confusing until they decide to replay the twist about seventeen times... in case you missed it.

At best, it's an uncompelling ten minute short stretched out into an eight hour movie.
What a piece of garbage. Obnoxiously confusing until they decide to replay the twist about seventeen times... in case you missed it.

At best, it's an uncompelling ten minute short stretched out into an eight hour movie.
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5:34PM on 10/09/2016

Don't get Joblo Dumping on this film......

.....Because its nowhere near as bad as Joblo's review would lead you to think. Oh, There's issues with it, first and foremost Director Tate Taylor trying to channel David Fincher's style, from the washed out palette, off kilter camera angles, combining film speeds, and editing style...Unfortunately there's none of the innate nastiness that Fincher brings to his films. All the leads are fine, and Emily Blunt goes beyond merely looking like ' no makeup as a palate for alcoholism' as
.....Because its nowhere near as bad as Joblo's review would lead you to think. Oh, There's issues with it, first and foremost Director Tate Taylor trying to channel David Fincher's style, from the washed out palette, off kilter camera angles, combining film speeds, and editing style...Unfortunately there's none of the innate nastiness that Fincher brings to his films. All the leads are fine, and Emily Blunt goes beyond merely looking like ' no makeup as a palate for alcoholism' as suggested by the review here. Yes, the Big Reveal could be seen coming a mile away. I honestly think that they went after Jennifer Lawrence for one of the roles, because Rebecca Ferguson with Blonde Hair is a dead ringer for her. Anyhow, see it yourself, its entertaining, if predictable. In the hands of someone like Fincher, would have been a far better film....Now, Next Week's ' The Accountant' is Copping Fincher's look and Style too...
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10:17PM on 10/09/2016
It's not just JoBlo dumping on it. There are a lot of critics who didn't like this movie.
It's not just JoBlo dumping on it. There are a lot of critics who didn't like this movie.
3:09PM on 10/09/2016
Glad to see Girl On a Train with a solid debut. The book was a fantastic read, and the movie was a faithful adaptation (for the most part). I still think that Gone Girl was the better film in terms of that genre in the last few years.

Looking forward to seeing The Accountant next week. O'Connor is a underrated director in my opinion and has made some pretty great, underseen films.
Glad to see Girl On a Train with a solid debut. The book was a fantastic read, and the movie was a faithful adaptation (for the most part). I still think that Gone Girl was the better film in terms of that genre in the last few years.

Looking forward to seeing The Accountant next week. O'Connor is a underrated director in my opinion and has made some pretty great, underseen films.
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