Tim Burton Wins the Weekend Box Office

Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children brought in $28.5 million with its North American debut over the weekend, easily surpassing disaster drama Deepwater Horizon. Worldwide, Miss Peregrine brought in $65 million. The film, which cost $110 million to make, tells the story of a boy who travels to a remote island and meets a group of orphans with special powers led by Miss Peregrine, played by Eva Green. The film, from Fox and Chernin Entertainment, was adapted from Ransom Riggs’ best-selling novel. Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, came in second place, with $20.6 million from 3,259 movie theaters.