LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — 20th Century Fox's dark fantasy 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children' took the top spot at the box office in its debut weekend, earning an estimated $28.5 million North American and $36.5 million internationally, according to figures compiled by comScore.
Directed by Tim Burton, the film stars Eva Green as the titular Ms Peregrine and Asa Butterfield as the protagonist.
The China based romance film 'I Belonged To You' opened in just four territories but took the #2 spot, earning an estimated $33.925 million on its second weekend in the cinema. Based on the novel of bedtime short stories by Zhang Jiajia, the film's strong performance demonstrates China's increasing clout in the box office.
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children – 20th Century Fox – $65.0M
I Belonged To You – Multiple – $33.9M
Deepwater Horizon – Lionsgate – $33.0M
Magnificent Seven, The – Sony – $30.5M
L.O.R.D: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties – Lionsgate – $29.2M
Storks – Warner Bros. – $28.4M
Operation Mekong – Bona Film Group – $23.6M
Bridget Jones's Baby – Universal – $21.3M
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story – Fox International Productions – $15.7M
Mission Milano – Multiple – $15.1M