Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the winner – here is our weekly top five of the US box office scores!
1st place is Tim Burton’s new flick “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” which rounded up the end of the summer movie season, which typically brings in huge box office grosses. 20th Century Fox’s fantasy adventure which was produced with a $110 million budget, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell debuted at number one with $28.5 million at the US opening weekend. This unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale is based upon the best-selling novel of the same name, written by Ransom Riggs. When sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.
2nd place is Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Dylan O’Brien, Gina Rodriguez and John Malkovich, which brought in a total of $20.6 million. Peter Berg directed this tale of world’s largest man-made disaster which occurred on April 20th 2010 on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew member and leaving the rest fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. The story honors the men and woman whose heroism had saved many on board and changed everyone’s lives forever.
3rd place ranked Sony’s “The Magnificent Seven”, which opened last week and ranked number one, adding an additional $15.5 million for a domestic total of $61.4 million so far. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring in it Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. In this western remake seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly.
4th place “Storks”, ranking in $13.8 million. This fantasy adventure animation has the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammar, Katie Crown and Andy Samberg. It was directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland and written by Nicholas Stoller. Storks deliver babies – well at least they use to. Now they have moved on from delivering babies to packages for a global internet retail giant. When an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.
5th place spot on the box office list was snatched up by Sully with $8.4 million. This drama film /Biography tells the story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) who tries to make an emergency landing on January 15th 2009 in New York’s Hudson River after the US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and media. Despite this, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation. Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. Sully was released on September 9th and has grossed 126.3 million to date in the box office. The budget for this film was $60 million.