Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has won the weekend box office and surpassed expectation. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was expected to reach, at most, $25 million over three days, but is expected to close out Sunday with a box office gross of $28.5 million.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is based on the young adult novel of the same name, written by Ransom Riggs. Speculation suggests that the increased box office take is due to analysts underestimating Saturday matinee turnout by younger audiences who are familiar with the source material.
While $28.5 million surpasses projections following Miss Peregrine's Friday night box office performance, it is still a disappointing gross for a film that cost 20th Century Fox $110 million to make. The film's overseas performance will determine with Tim Burton's latest is a success or a failure.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows a boy named Jake who goes off in search of his missing grandfather and discovers Miss Peregrine's magical school. Jake learns about the students' special abilities and the enemy they've been hiding from and must help them fight a battle that has spanned time and space.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman. The film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
Also opening this weekend is Deepwater Horizon, the ecological disaster drama from director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg. Deepwater Horizon had an even larger opening weekend box office to budget disparity, with the $120 million film earning just $20.6 million back.
New comedy Masterminds also struggled to a weak box office take of $6.6 million.