AceShowbiz - "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" successfully debuts in the first place at North American box office. Tim Burton's kid-friendly fantasy flick starring Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson beats last week's champion, "The Magnificent Seven", with $28.9 million.
"Tim Burton is one of the most unique voices in film and he builds his reputation on being so different from pretty much every other filmmaker," says senior media analyst for comScore Paul Dergarabedian. "He hasn't had a major hit in quite a while, so this is good news for him."
Meanwhile, Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" drops two slots to the third place in its second week. The Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington-starring action flick adds another $15.6 million to its domestic total of $61.5 million so far.
Also making its debut at the domestic box office is the oil-rig thriller "Deepwater Horizon" starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson. The film based on true-life disaster, which got 82|percent| on Rotten Tomatoes and an A-minus at CinemaScore, opens in the runner-up place with $20.2 million.
Dergarabedian says, "I actually thought it would do much better," adding the fact that Wahlberg is one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. "But the movie has a lot of long-term playability," adds the senior media analyst for comScore.
Rounding out the top five are Warner Bros.' "Storks" and "Sully" which drop two slots to the fourth and fifth places respectively. The animated movie featuring the voices of Andy Samberg and Jennifer Aniston earns $13.5 million in its second week, while the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic starring Tom Hanks as the titular real-life pilot collects $8.3 million in its fourth week.
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