Oct 04, 2016

    Miss Peregrine douses Deepwater Horizon in North America cinemas


    TIM Burton's new fantasy Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children bested fellow debut Deepwater Horizon at the North American box office over the weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

    Burton's latest movie - adapted from Ransom Riggs' best-selling novel - tells the story of a young boy (Asa Butterfield).

    He meets Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and children with magical powers at her orphanage on an island in Wales.

    It earned an estimated US$28.5 million (S$38.9 million), beating out Mark Wahlberg's newest vehicle Deepwater Horizon, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

    Deepwater follows BP's notorious 2010 oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

    It premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, and raked in US$20.6 million in North America over the weekend.

    The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the classic 1960 western and starring Denzel Washington, came in third during its second week in theatres. It earned US$15.7 million.