'Miss Peregrine' bests 'Deepwater Horizon' at box office
NEW YORK - Tim Burton's latest fantastical oddity, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," debuted with a hefty $28.5 million, while Peter Berg's acclaimed disaster movie "Deepwater Horizon," about the 2010 oil rig explosion, failed to tap North American moviegoers.
In a crowded autumn weekend at the box office, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" came out on top. The 20th Century Fox release, adapted from Ransom Riggs' fantasy novel, cost $110 million to make, meaning it will need a strong performance overseas, too.
But "Deepwater Horizon," starring Mark Wahlberg, cost even more to produce and featured a nearly life-size replica of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Yet the Lionsgate release managed only $20.6 million.
Last week's top film, "The Magnificent Seven," slid to third with $15.7 million it is second week.
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