Miss Peregrine and Her Exceptional Kids Bring Home the Box Office This Weekend


Out of all the many, bizarre talents gifted to the residents of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the ability rake in that dough is probably the most impressive. (The girl with a gigantic mouth in the back of her skull is a very close second, though.) Tim Burton's latest kooky outing pulled in approximately $28.5 million in the U.S., sending it soaring to the top of the box office like a magical preteen released from her specially crafted lead shoes. Mark Wahlberg’s disaster drama Deepwater Horizon, meanwhile, was the weekend runner-up with $20 million.

In the showdown for highest second-week ticket sales, The Magnificent Seven wrangled $15.8 million to Storks' $14 million, while Sully's fourth week in theaters added $8.3 million to its already substantial $105.3 million earnings. Sadly, Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig's comedy Masterminds snatched only $6.6 million from audiences. Based on the numbers, the fact none of the Masterminds ensemble had pyrokinesis or the ability store live bees within their own bodies probably didn't help.