October has finally begun and it’s time for Oscar movies and creepy things. Well we got a bit of both of these this weekend, let’s see which prevailed!
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $28,500,000
To the surprise of many, the number one movie this week was Tim Burton’s latest film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. While the trailers seemed great to many, quite a few people found it difficult to believe that Tim Burton could possibly make a movie really worth watching. I mean, I liked Dark Shadows fine enough, but it wasn’t classic Burton. This may be TB’s return to greatness. But then again, one good movie does not a Burtonaissance make. But I will look forward to the next thing on Tim Burton’s list.
2. Deepwater Horizon – $20,600,000
In second place comes the true story movie of Deepwater Horizon. Starring the great Mark Wahlberg and the well-beloved star of Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez. Oh and Kurt Russell’s in this too. Not to diss him, but he’s no Wahlberg. Anyway this story is amazing and from what I’m hearing this movie allows the viewer to be immersed in this horrible tragedy. But in an entertaining way. While this movie made less than the last Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg collaboration Lone Survivor (which made $37.8 million), it doesn’t have that ‘murica vibe that Lone Survivor had. But it still pulled in a pretty good chunk of change, so no worries.
3. The Magnificent Seven – $15,700,000
Dropping down to the bronze this week is the remake of the reimagining The Magnificent Seven. Domestically the movie has made a very nice 61.6 million, which bodes well for the western genre. This coming off the heels of beloved indie Hell Or High Water, maybe the western is making a come back? Or maybe people just really like Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. Whatever the answer may be, rock on Magnificent Seven. Rock on.
4. Storks – $13,800,000
Coming in fourth is the animated comedy Storks. While the movie doesn’t come from the animation giants at Pixar or even the new up-and-comer of Illumination, this movie has seemed to catch the hearts of kids this october. But then again it is also the only animated movie out right now. So that might contribute to the success. But this movie is said to be a fun familty film that might even choke you up at the end.
5. Sully – $8,400,000
And sticking it out this weekend is none other than Sully. The Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood collaboration was of the first Oscar bait movies to arrive this fall and it seems to be doing pretty well since it’s premiere. It’s been out four weeks and is still in the top five. However by next week that may not be so ….
7. Queen Of Katwe
This years Disney true life story didn’t quite crack the top five this weekend, but it got pretty damn close. Starring actors such as Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, the story of an African girl who becomes a chess prodigy is told. I’ve heard this movie is amaze and I do hope y’all go out to see it.
So, what did you think of this weekend? Is this the start of the Burtonaissance? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more box office battles and other things in the world of movie news.