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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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