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'Miss Peregrine's' school gets top grades at box office

'Miss Peregrine's' school gets top grades at box office

“Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, bested fellow new release, Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” and expelled last week’s victor, “The Magnificent Seven.”

“Miss Peregrine” brought in an estimated $28.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, meeting analyst expectations of $25 million to $30 million in its opening week. It pulled in $36.5 million internationally.

“I’m very excited about it. We’re thrilled,” said Chris Aronson, the studio’s domestic distribution chief. “That, coupled with the international opening, we’re really happy.”

Adapted from the popular fantasy novel by Ransom Riggs, about an orphanage for...