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Girl on the Train Knocks off Mrs. Peregrine

Thriller cruises to an easy win as 'Birth of a Nation' flops
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2016 12:03 PM CDT
Girl on the Train Knocks off Mrs. Peregrine
Emily Blunt appears in a scene from "The Girl on the Train."   (DreamWorks Pictures/Universal Pictures via AP)

(Newser) Girl on a Train found a home for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in the No. 2 spot at the box office this weekend, with the thriller dethroning Tim Burton's latest with $24.7 million to $15 million. Deepwater Horizon scored No. 3 with $11.8 million, followed by The Magnificent Seven ($9.2 million), and Storks ($8.5 million). The much anticipated The Birth of a Nation finished a distant sixth, with $7.1 million, reports USA Today. (Read more box office stories.)

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