Weekend Box Office Report: September 30-October 2, 2016

Miss Peregrine has a home at #1!

Unusual kids with unreal abilites brought in the audiences this weekend to put MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN in first place at the box office with an estimated opening of $28.5 million!

For director Tim Burton, that opening is closer to SLEEPY HOLLOW ($30 million) or DARK SHADOWS ($29.6 million) than something like ALICE IN WONDERLAND's remarkable $116 million first weekend.

The PG-13 adaptation of Ransom Riggs' fantasy novel cost a reported $110 million and has made an additional $36.5 million from international crowds. Critics were ambivalent about visiting the special orphanage, giving the movie a 64% average on Rotten Tomatoes (check out the JoBlo review HERE).

Opening in second place was DEEPWATER HORIZON with $20.6 million. The new PG-13 Mark Wahlberg/Kurt Russell drama focuses on the 2010 BP oil rig disaster. By comparison, director Peter Berg's previous fact-based collaboration with Wahlberg LONE SURVIVOR netted $37.8 million on its first wide weekend of release.

The latest Wahlberg/Berg effort cost a reported $110 million, and critics mostly cheered the rig workers' heroics with an 82% average on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review of DEEPWATER HORIZON is HERE).

After shooting into first place last weekend, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN rode the trail down to third with $15.7 million, a loss of 54% from its opening. The $90 million Denzel Washington/Chris Pratt Western remake (of a remake) has a 10-day domestic total of $61.6 million and a worldwide total of $108.1 million.

The animated family feature STORKS flapped down to fourth place with $13.8 million, dropping only 35% of business from its opening last week. The Jennifer Aniston/Andy Samberg-voiced movie is at a domestic total of $38.8 million after ten days.

The Tom Hanks drama SULLY was in fifth with $8.4 million, soaring past the $100 million domestic mark after a month in theaters. The $60 million Clint Eastwood-directed account also has a worldwide total of $151.6 million.

In sixth place was the new PG-13 comedy MASTERMINDS with an opening of $6.6 million. Based on a true story, the Zach Galifianakis/Owen Wilson/Kristen Wiig heist tale (from NAPOLEON DYNAMITE director Jared Hess) was in lockup for awhile -- it was originally set for release in August 2015. Critics didn't think it was much of a laughing matter with an average of 38% on Rotten Tomatoes (read the JoBlo review HERE).

QUEEN OF KATWE moved into seventh with $2.6 million after adding nearly 1200 screens. The Lupita Nyong'o-starring biopic of Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi has a domestic total of $3 million after last weekend's limited release debut.

After six weeks, the horror movie DON'T BREATHE is still menacing home invaders in eighth place with $2.3 million, followed by BRIDGET JONES'S BABY in ninth and Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN at the bottom.

Outside the chart, SUICIDE SQUAD finally went back to prison after collecting $320 domestic and $733 million worldwide. Also departing the Top 10 were the thriller WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, the horror sequel BLAIR WITCH and the stop-motion animated KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. In limited release, the Shia LaBeouf indie drama AMERICAN HONEY had an okay $18k per-screen average.

Next weekend offers the Emily Blunt thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, the slave drama THE BIRTH OF A NATION and the comedy MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE.

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1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $28.5 M
2. Deepwater Horizon $20.6 M
3. The Magnificent Seven $15.7 M $61.6 M
4. Storks $13.8 M $38.8 M
5. Sully $8.4 M $105.3 M
6. Masterminds $6.6 M
7. Queen of Katwe $2.6 M $3 M
8. Don't Breathe $2.3 M $84.7 M
9. Bridget Jones's Baby $2.3 M $20.9 M
10. Snowden $2 M $18.7 M


Source: Box Office Mojo



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