| 2016-10-07 12:36:49|
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Box Office Battle: 'Girl on the Train' expected to run away with weekend
Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures' "The Girl on the Train," based on the best selling mystery thriller novel, is opening at 3,135 screens this weekend, and is expected to domestically gross between $26.5M-$28.5M. Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and starring Eva Green and Asa Butterfield, is expected to earn in the range of $14M-$15M in its second weekend at theaters. Lionsgate's (LGF) disaster movie "Deepwater Horizon," starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and Kate Hudson, is expected to earn in the range of $11M-$11.5M in its second weekend at theaters. Also opening this weekend is Fox Searchlight's "The Birth of a Nation," which is playing at 2,100 theaters and expected to earn $8M-$9M. Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros. Animation's animated family film "Storks," from the studio that made "The LEGO Movie," is expected to earn an additional $7M-$8M in its third weekend of release. Other publicly traded companies in film making include Disney (DIS), Sony (SNE), and Viacom (VIA, VIAB).