Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is leading the box office after $9 million Friday at 3,522 locations on its way to a $26 million opening weekend.
Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon made $7.08 million on Friday at 3,259 locations. Audiences are not lining up to see the oil spill disaster movie, which, with a production cost between $110 and $120 million is eyeing a three-day total of only $20 million.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” produced by Chernin Entertainment, TGS, and Tim Burton Prods., is based on a novel by Ransom Riggs in which a 16-year-old named Jake is forced to move to a mysterious island where he meets the titular Miss Peregrine. Jane Goldman wrote the film adaptation which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Tim Burton directed the film with a $110 million production price tag, coming off of a string of under-performing films at the box office including “Big Eyes” and “Frankenweenie.”
“Deepwater Horizon,” a collaboration between actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, is based on the true story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson also star in the film, distributed by Summit Entertainment. The film is a joint production among Participant, Di Bonaventura, Closest to the Hole and Leverage Entertainment. Despite its poor box office showing relative to its budget, the film has an A- CinemaScore and 81% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Relativity’s long-delayed comedy “Masterminds” starring Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig opened out of the top five, behind “Sully” with a $2.3 million Friday at 3,042 theaters.
In their second frames, “The Magnificent Seven” made $4.65 million and stands in third, while “Storks” swooped up $3.1 million of Friday at 3,922 locations.
Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” made $1.1 million at 1,242 locations. Bleecker Street’s “Denial” opened at five locations and A24’s “American Honey” screened at four.