Tim Burton made a welcome return to the silver screen this weekend with his latest film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The visually stunning fantasy adventure marks his first studio film in several years, and it's abundantly clear that the legendary director hasn't missed a step. The weekend numbers are in, and we can now definitively say that Miss Peregrine won a very peculiar victory its first three days at the box office.
According to a brand new report from Variety, it appears that Tim Burton's new film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, managed to take the No.1 spot at the box office this weekend. Although the film has gotten off to a somewhat lukewarm start at the domestic box office with roughly $28.5 million in its opening weekend, Miss Peregrine has fared much better overseas, with a $36.5 million international debut. Against a $110 million budget, the film hasn't gone on to become a box office smash just yet, but it's certainly living up to the modest projections that it opened to earlier this weekend.
Much of Miss Peregrine's box office power likely stems from its expert use of the polarizing 3D format. The film has been widely praised for strong 3D effects, and the added price of a 3D ticket undoubtedly helped bolster the overall gross.
The financial performance of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is made all the more impressive when we consider just how much better it did than the competition at the box office this weekend. While Tim Burton's latest movie drew in $28.5 million at the domestic box office this weekend, Peter Berg's critically acclaimed BP oil spill drama, Deepwater Horizon, only managed to garner roughly $20.6 million. Then there's the latest Jared Hess comedy, Masterminds, which opened to an objectively bad $6.6 million debut -- which probably wasn't helped by the film's downright negative reviews.
Miss Peregrine generally seems to be performing well, even with the recent controversy that the film has faced. Director Tim Burton took a bit of flak for recent comments made about the lack of racial diversity in his films, but overall that hasn't really swayed audiences from flocking to see Miss Peregrine. Burton has developed a strong, rabid fan base throughout his long career as a filmmaker, and it seems that he can almost always count on them to turn out in droves to check out his latest films.
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