Matthew Slows Her Down, But “The Girl on the Train” Still Wins The Weekend


High winds took a bite out of the weekend, Hurricane Matthew knocking nearly 10% off the weekend’s box office totals, compared to last year. But The Girl on the Train was the engine that could, topping the weekend grosses handily.

Here were the predictions from Friday:

  1. The Girl on the Train – $26 million
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $14 million
  3. Middle School – $10 million
  4. Deepwater Horizon – $9 million
  5. The Birth of a Nation – $7 million

And here’s how the results tallied up:

  1. The Girl on the Train – $25 million
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $15 million
  3. Deepwater Horizon – $12 million
  4. The Magnificent Seven – $9 million
  5. Storks – $8.5 million

So it was a good weekend for movies that’ve been hanging around awhile. The Birth of a Nation did bring in $7 million, but Storks flew past it to take the fifth spot. Middle School was held back, too, coming in just shy of $7 million. Kudos to Deepwater Horizon, for a strong second weekend showing. Turns out the election isn’t the only good disaster still playing.


Next weekend asks the question can Ben Affleck put a boring-ass title like The Accountant on top? Check back Friday, and we’ll see what the Biff Bam Pop! abacus says!


About Luke Sneyd

Luke Sneyd is a writer and musician. When he isn't doing film reviews for BiffBamPop, you can bet he's gaming, or following one of his many tech obsessions. The guitarist for Toronto electro-rockers Mountain Mama in the early 2000s, Luke went solo releasing All of Us Cities (2007) and Salvo (2009). His song "The Prisoner" earned him a finalist in the Great Canadian Band Challenge in 2007. He founded Charge of the Light Brigade in 2010, releasing The Defiant Ones the following year. As a writer, he's penned and produced several short films, and with Paul Thompson wrote a zombie TV-series called Grave New World. The unproduced pilot for GNW won first place from the Page International Screenwriting awards, as well as prizes from Slamdance and the Cloud Creek People's Pilot Competition. Then this other zombie show came along. You can find links to all Luke's projects at

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