As most movie analysts had predicted, The Girl on the Train easily took number one at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing almost $10 million more than the second-place Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Here are the box office results for the five top-grossing films for the weekend of October 7 – 9, 2016:
A stork (Andy Samberg) who delivers packages for a giant corporation lands in hot water when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable but unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble, it’s a race to make their first-ever baby drop.
A frontier village is at the mercy of a band of outlaws. The townspeople hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the constant raids, who also help and train the villagers to fend for themselves.
Based on the true events of one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history that occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The story focuses on the courage of the men and women who risked their lives.
Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers, and their powerful enemies, Jacob discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
A recent divorcee (Emily Blunt) who takes the train to work imagines the perfect life of a couple she sees daily in a house she passes. But when she witnesses something shocking, followed by reports that the women is missing, she becomes involved in the case.
Though The Girl on the Train had a solid opening, the largely negative reviews from aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, where it’s current score is 44%, hurt it financial potential as the weekend went on.
This weekend also saw Finding Dory become the 27th film to gross $1 billion worldwide, and the THIRD Disney film of 2016 to cross that mark.