Excerpt from Fox News Entertainment
In a box-office rarity, three acclaimed, original films from studios opened in theaters over the weekend.
Only one caught on.
Tim Burton's latest fantastical oddity, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," debuted with a hefty $28.5 million, leading North America ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Peter Berg's well-reviewed disaster movie "Deepwater Horizon," about the 2010 oil rig explosion, however, failed to tap North American moviegoers, opening with an estimated $20.6 million. And Disney's uplifting chess prodigy tale "Queen of Katwe," starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o, brought in a dismal $2.6 million in its national expansion.