Miss Peregrine's leads Box Office on debut

It's been a while since Tim Burton flexed his box office muscles, but the release of his latest "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", showed that his unique stories can still draw audiences.

"Deepwater Horizon", a drama about the 2010 explosion of the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, debuted in second place, collecting $20.6 million.

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", produced by Chernin Entertainment, TGS, and Tim Burton Prods., is based on a novel by Ransom Riggs in which a 16-year-old named Jake is forced to move to a mysterious island where he meets the titular Miss Peregrine. The movie cost $110 million to make, according to Imdb.com, and had been estimated to collect $30 million in its debut, according to analysts at BoxOfficePro.com. The film, which first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, brought all the big-budget flare of an action movie (including a almost life-size replica of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig) to the April 2010 explosion, which killed 11 men and for weeks spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Taking a fairly average $65 million over the week from a wide 60 country release it is still good enough to double the takings of the number 2 film of the week.

Final figures are expected Monday.

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar School Children" talks about the adventure of a young boy (played by Asa Butterfield) as he meets Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and her mysterious, orphaned children while trying to decipher his origins.

Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" fell to No. 3 in its week. Denzel Washington's remake of The Magnificent Seven aims for similar audiences. "Masterminds", $6.6 million 7. "Queen of Katwe", $2.6 million. 8. "Don't Breathe", $2.4 million 9. "L.O.R.D: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties", $29.2 million. 3. The film, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, has a global total of $151.6 million. "Finding Dory", $13.6 million. 10.