'Miss Peregrine' and 'Deepwater Horizon' Top Weekend Box Office

'Miss Peregrine' and 'Deepwater Horizon' Top Weekend Box Office
This weekend ultimately turned out very much as expected with Fox's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Lionsgate's Deepwater Horizon debuting in the #1 and #2 spots respectively. Fellow new opener, Relativity's Masterminds, was unable to score in the double-digit millions in its debut and Disney's Queen of Katwe fell short in its expansion. Overall the weekend saw an uptick from last weekend, but was still down compared to last year with the top twelve generating an estimated $106.4 million compared to last year's $142.7 million, which was led by The Martian's $54.3 million debut. Finishing #1, Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children delivered an estimated $28.5 million in its opening weekend from 3,522 theaters. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore and currently holds a so-so 64% on RottenTomatoes, both of which may have contributed to the film being unable to quite reach $30 million for its opening weekend. Looking ahead, audiences under the age of
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