Miss Peregrine bests Deepwater Horizon at box office


Tim Burton's latest fantastical oddity, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, is at the top of the box office in America.

The movie - which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson - debuted with a hefty $28.5 million (£21.9 million), while Peter Berg's acclaimed disaster movie Deepwater Horizon, about the 2010 oil rig explosion, failed to win over movie-goers.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children was adapted from Ransom Riggs' fantasy novel.

It cost $110 million (£84.7 million) to make, meaning it will need a strong performance overseas too.

Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, cost even more to produce and featured a nearly life-size replica of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Yet the Lionsgate release managed only $20.6 million (£15.8 million).

Mark Wahlberg (Ian West / PA)

Last week's top film, The Magnificent Seven, slid to third place at the US box office with $15.7 million (£12 million) in its second week.