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Friday Estimates: Peregrine Soars on Friday with $9.0 million

October 1st, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children took first place on Friday with $9.0 million. This is a little better than predicted and fine for a September release. The film’s reviews ticked up a couple of percentage points and now sit at 64% positive, while it earned a CinemaScore of B+. This is about on par with The Maze Runner. If the two films have the same internal multiplier, then Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will open with about $26 million over the weekend.

Deepwater Horizon was close behind with $7.08 million on Friday, putting it on pace for $20 million over the weekend. It is really hard to spin this in a positive way. Not only is this lower than predicted, but the film’s production budget was $156 million. There is some good news for the studio, as there was a sizable tax rebate for filming in Louisiana, while they sold off the rights to a number of foreign markets further reducing their liability. Also, its reviews are excellent and it earned an A- from CinemaScore, which should indicate strong legs. There’s still a question whether or not it will last in theaters long enough for these legs to matter.

Masterminds only managed 6th place with $2.33 million. Its weak reviews and a B- CinemaScore will not help its legs. Look for between $6 million and $7 million over the weekend and a very quick exit from theaters.

- Friday Box Office Chart

- Deepwater Horizon Comparisons
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Comparisons
- Masterminds Comparisons

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