‘Miss Peregrine,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon’ unseat ‘The Magnificent Seven’
As expected, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon were the first and second highest earners of the weekend, respectively, pushing second-week offerings The Magnificent Seven and Storks on down the top five. Miss Peregrine earned $28.5 million domestically, with its $36.5 million international haul bringing its total gross up to $65 million against a $110 million budget.
Deepwater Horizon, meanwhile, earned only $20.6 million domestically and $12.4 million internationally, giving it a worldwide gross of $33 million against a budget that, when you add in tax credits, is the same as Miss Peregrine’s. Compare that to fellow disaster pic Sully (coming in number five this weekend with $8.4 million), which cost only $60 million to make. And then there's Berg's 2013 breakout hit Lone Survivor, which cost only $40 million. Deepwater has good reviews and an A- CinemaScore, which could in theory give it legs over the coming weeks, but with September over and higher-caliber awards season releases starting to trickle into theatres, that’s by no means a sure thing.
The weekend’s biggest disappointment was Relativity’s long-delayed ensemble heist comedy Masterminds, which debuted to $6.6 million on 3,042 screens, keeping it well out of the top five. Lagging behind that was Disney’s Queen of Katwe, which expanded from 52 screens to 1,242 and saw its box office jump to a modest $2.6 million as a result.
Newly out in limited release are M.S. Doha: The Untold Story ($1.2 million), I Belonged To You ($325,000), Denial ($102,101), American Honey ($75,370), A Man Called Ove ($61,000), Harry & Snowman ($55,000) and Do Not Resist ($7,150).