Battle at the Box Office 10/3

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children took the first weekend of October, although it wasn’t exactly a smash hit.  The movie took in $28.5 million, making it Tim Burton’s eighth best opening.  It lagged a little behind 2014’s Dark Shadows, which made $29.6 million it’s opening weekend.  Peculiar Children will probably have a similar run to Dark Shadows, which ended up at $74 million domestic and $245 million worldwide.

Deepwater Horizon took second place with $20.6 million, the third best opening for director Peter Berg but way down from his previous collaboration with Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor, which made $37 million when it went wide after a limited release.  For Mark Wahlberg, it ranks 14th as far as opening, between Four Brothers and Pain & Gain.  Compared to other recent real life disaster movies, it was lower than the openings of In the Heart of the Sea and The Finest Hours but better than The 33.

The Magnificent Seven had a 54.8% drop from last week’s number one opening, dropping to third with another $15.7 million, putting it at around $61 million for it’s two weeks out.  It’s about $2 million below where The Lone Ranger was during the same time period, although The Lone Ranger cost almost double what Magnificent Seven cost to make.

Storks and Sully rounded out the top 5, with the latter crossing $100 million with another $8.4 million added.

Masterminds had a pretty mediocre $6.6 million opening, putting it in sixth place.  It’s 14th for Zach Galifinakis openings, behind Youth in Revolt’s $6.8 million and it’s in the top 20 for worst wide openings of all time for movies opening in 3,000+ theaters.

Queen of Katwe also didn’t perform like Disney wanted, going wide but only making another $2.6 million, putting it at just over $3 million for it’s two weeks out.

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