Tim Burton

Box office report: Miss Peregrine perches at No. 1 with $28.5 million

Two big-budget Hollywood spectacles clashed for the top spot at the weekend box office; both budgeted at around $110 million, Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon ultimately proved to be no match for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, as the Tim Burton flick finishes its debut frame at No. 1, earning an estimated $28.5 million between Friday and Sunday. 

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Critical Mass: What critics are saying about this week's hot new releases

With four movies entering wide release on Friday, selecting the right one to catch over the weekend can be an intimidating task. That’s where EW’s Critical Mass guide comes in. From Tim Burton’s first live-action fantasy in 4 years, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, to the latest Mark Wahlberg actioner, Deepwater Horizon, read what the critics have to say about Sept. 30’s new releases in the reviews below. 

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The strange story of Tim Burton's
(seemingly) normal hometown

There are no mist-shrouded haunted houses in Tim Burton’s spick-and-span hometown of Burbank, Calif. The only blood suckers out at night are mosquitoes. No corkscrew trees claw the sidewalk on Evergreen Street, where the filmmaker grew up in the 1960s and early ’70s in one of its many neat little cracker-box houses.

But then, at the end of his road was a sprawling graveyard.

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Visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with exclusive on-set photos

The film version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from Ransom Riggs’ hit 2011 novel, is getting a book devoted to the art of its strikingly visual and creepy world. The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is full of behind the scenes photos from the making of the film, and EW is excited to premiere a handful of exclusive images.

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