Weekend Box Office: ‘The Girl on the Train’ takes 1st place, ‘The Birth of a Nation’ lands outside Top 5

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 10, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — As expected, “The Girl on the Train” displaced “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” as the No. 1 film at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film, starring Emily Blunt as an alcoholic woman who is trying to unwind the mystery behind a young woman’s death, took in an estimated $24.6 million domestically. The thriller has a worldwide take of $41.1 million.

Dropping to second place is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” The fantasy film, starring Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson, took home an estimated $15 million over the weekend. The film has earned a global tally of $145 million in its two weeks of release.

In third place is “Deepwater Horizon,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson. The based-on-a-true-story disaster film brought in an estimated weekend total of $11.7 million, bringing its global total to $66.3 million.

“The Magnificent Seven” drops from third to fourth place with an estimated weekend take of $9.1 million. The remake of the classic Western film, which is a remake of the classic film “The Seven Samurai,” has taken home $134.6 million in its three weeks in theaters.

“Storks” lands in fifth place with an estimated $8.4 million. The animated film, which stars the vocal talents of Andy Samberg and Jennifer Aniston, has been in theaters for three weeks and has a global estimate of $106.1 million.

The controversial film “The Birth of a Nation” did not break the Top 5 films,  and opened to a less than expected $7.1 million. The film, although rated very high at the Sundance Film Festival, has since been bogged down in controversy over its director and star’s involvement in a rape case leading to the suicide of the victim.

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