The Girl on the Train Wins Weekend Box Office

Posted on October 10, 2016

Emily Blunt at a train station in The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train was the top earning movie in theaters this weekend with a $24.6 million opening. The suspense thriller stars Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson and Justin Theoroux. It is based on the novel by Paula Hawkins. The film has a B- CinemaScore.

The Girl on the Train was followed by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which added $15 million during its second weekend in theaters to bring its total gross to $51 million. Deepwater Horizon was third with a take of $11.8 million.

Deepwater was followed by The Magnificent Seven and Storks. The Birth of a Nation opened in sixth and made $7.1 million in 2,105 theaters. The lower-than-expected opening may be due in part to controversy surrounding the film's star and director Nate Parker as Deadline explains. The film has an A CinemaScore.

The Birth of a Nation was followed by Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. It stars Griffin Gluck in the lead role. The film was adapted from a James Patterson novel. It has an A- CinemaScore.

Middle School was followed by Sully, Masterminds, Queen of Katwe and Masterminds. You can view this weekend's box office chart here. The movies opening this coming weekend include The Accountant, Kevin Hart: What Now? and Max Steel.

Photo: Universal Pictures

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