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Theater Counts: Miss Peregrine Finds Home in 3,522 Theaters

September 29th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

An eclectic bunch of films debuts in theaters this weekend, and the favorite to top the chart will be playing in the most theaters. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starts out in 3,522 locations—a very respectable total, but some way short of the 3,922 and 3,674 theaters that launched Storks and The Magnificent Seven, respectively, last weekend. Sully played in a virtually-identical 3,525 venues when it opened a few weeks ago, so there’s scope for a good opening for the Tim Burton fantasy flick.

Also opening this weekend, Deepwater Horizon is starting out in 3,259 movie houses, which is enough for it to be a contender. Masterminds gets 3,042 theaters and isn’t expected to be a threat at the box office, in spite of a promising-looking cast. Also expanding wide is Queen of Katwe, which will play in 1,242 locations and is hoping for a place in the top five.

Next weekend, The Girl on the Train and The Birth of a Nation start Oscar season in earnest. The Girl on the Train is predicted to open in 3,000 theaters, and The Birth of a Nation in 2,000. In both cases, the studios are hoping to enhance the buzz around the films by getting lots of sold out shows. We’ll know how successful that tactic is by this time next week.

Theater Counts for Weekend of September 30

StorksWarner Bros.3,9223,9220
SullyWarner Bros.3,7173,955-238
The Magnificent SevenSony Pictures3,6743,6740
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children20th Century Fox3,522new
Deepwater HorizonLionsgate3,259new
Bridget Jones's BabyUniversal2,0502,930-880
Blair WitchLionsgate1,8283,121-1,293
SnowdenOpen Road1,8212,443-622
Don't BreatheSony Pictures1,6532,438-785
Suicide SquadWarner Bros.1,6382,172-534
Queen of KatweWalt Disney1,24252+1,190
When the Bough BreaksSony Pictures9011,444-543
Bad MomsSTX Entertainment559986-427
Kubo and the Two StringsFocus Features5261,209-683
Hell or High WaterLionsgate5201,128-608
The Secret Life of PetsUniversal455747-292
Pete's DragonWalt Disney4401,230-790
Jason BourneUniversal312623-311
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures280338-58
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold StoryFIP256new
No Manches FridaLionsgate256416-160
The Light Between OceansWalt Disney176416-240
War DogsWarner Bros.166417-251
The DressmakerBroad Green Pictures15936+123
The Wild LifeLionsgate1501,431-1,281
Finding DoryWalt Disney139197-58
Mechanic: ResurrectionLionsgate138398-260
Florence Foster JenkinsParamount Pictures128235-107
Ben HurParamount Pictures124240-116
The BFGWalt Disney86131-45
Café SocietyLionsgate6448+16
Hands of StoneWeinstein Co.5322+31
Southside with YouRoadside Attractions28new
A Tale of Love and DarknessFocus World2117+4
IndignationRoadside Attractions21new
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday

Estimates for Weekend of October 7

The Girl on the TrainUniversal3,000
Middle School: The Worst Years of My LifeLionsgate2,600
The Birth of a Nation20th Century Fox2,000
Blue JayThe Orchard1

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