Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Girl on the Train Takes Top Spot

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The Girl on the Train rode to the top of the box office over the weekend, taking in an estimated $24.7 million. That is slightly below expectations for a movie that was projected to come in closer to $30 million and it’s significantly less than Gone Girl which opened to $37 million back in 2014. Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children fell to second place with $15 million followed by Deepwater Horizon with $11.8 million. The Magnificent Seven and Storks rounded out the top 5. The Birth of a Nation opened in sixth place with $7.1 million, although it could ultimately switch places with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, which earned $6.9 million. Whether or not the Nate Parker controversy had any effect remains to be seen, but Fox Searchlight was definitely hoping for a little more from their pricey Sundance acquisition (they paid $17.5 million for it back in January).

1. The Girl on the Train — $24.7M
2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — $15M
3. Deepwater Horizon — $11.8M
4. The Magnificent Seven — $9.2M
5. Storks — $8.5M
6. The Birth of a Nation — $7.1M
7. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life — $6.9M
8. Sully — $5.3M
9. Masterminds — $4.1M
10. Queen of Katwe — $1.6M

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