Weekend Box Office

Box Office: Miss Peregrine at Head of the Class

by | October 2, 2016 | Comments

pere-edt

This weekend, director Tim Burton scored his first number one opening in over six years with the fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which debuted on top with an estimated $28.5M. The PG-13 film from Fox averaged a sturdy $8,092 from 3,522 theaters. Reviews were decent and audiences polled by CinemaScore gave a satisfactory B+ grade.

Based on the best-selling novel, Miss Peregrine played to a more female audience at 59% while the split between those over and under 25 was even. With a production cost of over $100M, the adventure film posted a global debut weekend of $65M including a $36.5M international bow from 59 markets. Leading the way were Korea at $5.2M and the U.K. at $4.6M. 20 more markets are still to come next weekend including France, Russia, and Germany.

Another new expensive film followed in second place. The disaster drama Deepwater Horizon opened to an estimated $20.6M from 3,259 theaters for a good $6,321 average. Lionsgate’s PG-13 pic anchored by Mark Wahlberg earned strong reviews from critics and did well with paying audiences too taking an A- grade from CinemaScore. The production cost was north of $110M.

Like the recent hit Sully, Horizon takes a recent real-life American disaster from 6-7 years ago and turns it into a well-reviewed motion picture event anchored by a big Hollywood star as the hero who fights to overcome the odds and save lives. But the Tom Hanks pic performed much better opening to $35M. For Wahlberg, this was not even among his top ten career openings. Deepwater Horizon rolled out in a handful of international markets grossing an additional $12.4M including debuts in the U.K., Russia and Mexico.

Following its top spot debut, The Magnificent Seven tumbled 55% to an estimated $15.7M boosting Sony’s cume to $61.6M. That was a larger drop than the 45% of Denzel Washington’s last film, The Equalizer, which the studio also released during the end of September. Seven should finish at or just below $100M domestic.

The baby-delivery toon Storks enjoyed an encouraging 35% sophomore decline to an estimated $13.8M playing as the main option for younger children this weekend. With $38.8M in the bank for Warner Bros., a final of around $75M may result. Tom Hanks scored the 19th $100M+ domestic blockbuster of his career this weekend as Sully took in an estimated $8.4M, down 38%, for a $105.4M cume to date. The double Oscar winner has delivered such hits across four consecutive decades now starting with his first which was 1988’s Big.

Crashing into sixth place was the new comedy Masterminds which was rejected by moviegoers opening to only $6.6M, according to estimates, from 3,042 locations for a weak $2,170 average. Relativity had this one bouncing around the calendar and the many delays did nothing to excite ticket buyers. Reviews were mostly negative for the PG-13 pic.

Critics were all cheers for the chess drama Queen of Katwe but audiences spent an estimated $2.6M this weekend for its national expansion resulting in a soft $2,100 average from 1,242 theaters for Disney. Total is $3M. The horror hit Don’t Breathe kept on rocking slipping 37% in its sixth weekend in the top ten – a rare feat for a fright film. Sony collected an estimated $3.4M, pushing the sum to $84.7M, and could be headed for $90M.

A couple of underperformers rounded out the top ten with drops of 50% each. Bridget Jones’s Baby grossed an estimated $2.3M for Universal while Open Road’s Snowden took in an estimated $2M. Disappointing cumes are $21M and $18.7M, respectively.

In limited release, the new legal drama Denial got off to a nice start averaging $20,420 from five New York and Los Angeles theaters for a $102,000 weekend estimate. Bleecker Street will widen the PG-13 film starring Rachel Weisz next weekend into ten more markets. The critically-acclaimed teen drama American Honey delivered a good result in its platform debut averaging $18,843 from four locations in NY/LA. The R-rated film expands Friday into more cities before going national on October 14.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $102.9M which was down 26% from last year when The Martian debuted at number one with $54.3M; and down 24% from 2014 when Gone Girl opened in the top spot with $37.5M.

Follow Gitesh on Twitter.

Tag Cloud

VOD Teen TCA Awards rotten comic composers robots blockbuster canceled TV shows theme song Dark Horse Comics RT21 Photos disaster laika green book serial killer CMT sequel sports romance IFC Films Arrowverse period drama Disney Plus Vudu Amazon Prime Animation El Rey National Geographic Funimation First Reviews Peacock cops HBO Mary poppins Hallmark Christmas movies comiccon obituary WarnerMedia zero dark thirty Mary Poppins Returns unscripted NBC Black Mirror TCM Avengers Logo Biopics tv talk satire Oscars cartoon dc AMC jamie lee curtis Awards what to watch cults CBS All Access ITV space cancelled television 45 ghosts Stephen King BBC One Paramount Network Character Guide Superheroe festivals boxoffice FX on Hulu Sci-Fi Brie Larson children's TV OWN Chernobyl breaking bad 2017 SDCC worst TV renewals Marathons witnail sitcom Disney Channel news foreign Video Games Toys films strong female leads binge MCU Superheroes CW Seed Ellie Kemper comedies Apple franchise Syfy ESPN GIFs Lifetime Christmas movies Western Pop TV twilight Pirates medical drama Acorn TV crime thriller Columbia Pictures spy thriller APB video OneApp reviews revenge PBS 2016 crime drama critics Winners Sundance Ovation spider-man DC Universe Endgame Academy Awards Disney streaming service Ghostbusters quibi TCA 2017 justice league scary movies Binge Guide hist Trivia crime cancelled TV shows sag awards DC Comics best WGN streaming Schedule TCA Writers Guild of America political drama child's play Cannes Countdown cats Epix Amazon Prime Video dceu Captain marvel rotten movies we love Cartoon Network Family spinoff batman Spring TV CNN cancelled SXSW science fiction joker anime Pop travel Television Academy concert 2015 Nat Geo Sony Pictures TruTV latino FXX adventure Music Paramount HBO Max The CW Bravo politics kids Emmys Trophy Talk History Tumblr aliens Rocky psychological thriller 4/20 indie PlayStation Star Trek Hear Us Out YouTube Premium RT History Baby Yoda toy story cars Mystery Nominations book TNT A24 nature all-time Summer Fall TV Comic Book New York Comic Con Sundance Now Set visit dark dragons Netflix Rocketman 007 ratings singing competition cinemax Tarantino The Arrangement hispanic CBS Shudder Premiere Dates criterion Super Bowl Sneak Peek casting supernatural nbcuniversal movie game of thrones psycho Year in Review Podcast elevated horror adaptation independent south america Disney+ Disney Plus Anna Paquin Opinion Red Carpet Martial Arts YouTube BET halloween Tubi Marvel Television Creative Arts Emmys Esquire DC streaming service Pride Month Mary Tyler Moore cancelled TV series Musical movies X-Men MSNBC screen actors guild reboot FX Thanksgiving Valentine's Day TCA Winter 2020 harry potter Masterpiece Hulu TBS Awards Tour docudrama 71st Emmy Awards LGBTQ zombie directors Apple TV Plus stand-up comedy universal monsters 20th Century Fox Turner mockumentary 21st Century Fox USA Network comics Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Showtime canceled Watching Series spain Crunchyroll discovery Best and Worst crossover vampires Shondaland 2020 Rom-Com Classic Film versus LGBT TV Land golden globes See It Skip It spanish language USA television documentary Fantasy screenings Sundance TV miniseries police drama DirecTV Freeform Comedy Central Certified Fresh Holidays award winner PaleyFest Hallmark VH1 Infographic teaser Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Interview Travel Channel Amazon Studios dramedy superhero Star Wars Rock christmas movies Apple TV+ biography GoT Pet Sematary cooking First Look Mudbound ABC Family Cosplay Universal Kids & Family BBC 2019 emmy awards thriller Marvel Studios Spectrum Originals blaxploitation Holiday BAFTA indiana jones E3 Box Office animated Lionsgate Election Winter TV Food Network Britbox free movies Film Comics on TV Lifetime Tomatazos Emmy Nominations a nightmare on elm street The Purge Country YA BBC America transformers stoner IFC Extras series zombies ABC werewolf richard e. Grant stop motion MTV Warner Bros. A&E Walt Disney Pictures Amazon documentaries TV Musicals renewed TV shows 72 Emmy Awards Quiz Nickelodeon parents Reality fast and furious mission: impossible Black History Month VICE San Diego Comic-Con E! game show 24 frames Calendar natural history based on movie 2018 dogs Christmas name the review technology Film Festival FOX TIFF Spike Adult Swim The Walking Dead Television Critics Association Pixar Lucasfilm romantic comedy Polls and Games YouTube Red Women's History Month DGA HBO Go social media SundanceTV talk show video on demand historical drama American Society of Cinematographers hollywood Mindy Kaling Turner Classic Movies TLC President asian-american Marvel Disney anthology classics doctor who die hard NYCC GLAAD facebook Crackle BET Awards Action Trailer Song of Ice and Fire Discovery Channel Comedy Fox News Grammys chucky Starz Horror finale Heroines slashers Netflix Christmas movies The Witch diversity Drama Elton John mutant Reality Competition true crime war