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“Miss Peregrine” Schools the Box Office Competition

This week saw the debut of the latest film from Tim Burton at the top of the box office, though the numbers were far from jaw-dropping. Here’s what went down:

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Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children debut in first place this weekend with an estimated $27 million. While not a total disaster, considering the film’s budget is an estimated $110 million, the odds of the film making its money back in North America are pretty much slim to none. Burton might want to get moving on a Beetlejuice sequel sooner than later if he’s looking for a reversal of his box office fortunes.

Debuting in second place with an estimated $20 million is Deepwater Horizon, the disaster film starring Mark Wahlberg. Here’s another film with a $110 million, and with little chance of proving profitable in North American theatres.

As for the rest of the top five, The Magnificent Seven was in third place with $15.5 million. Storks hit fourth place this weekend with $13.3 million, while Sully closed things out in fifth place with an estimated $8 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $32 million
2) Deepwater Horizon – $25 million
3) The Magnificent Seven – $19 million
4) Storks – $13 million
5) Sully – $8 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to have turned out:

1) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $27 million
2) Deepwater Horizon – $28 million
3) The Magnificent Seven – $15.5 million
4) Storks – $13.3 million
5) Sully – $8 million

Next Friday sees the release of The Birth of a Nation and The Girl on the Train. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on October 2, 2016, in box office predictions, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Is it me or is a film’s ‘box-office success’ these days, determined less and less by its U.S. sales and more and more by the global market?

  2. You’re 100% right

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