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Box Office: October 7-9, 2016

The Girl on the Train premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $24.6 Million. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in Second Place with $15 Million. Deepwater Horizon was Third with $11.7 Million. The Magnificent Seven was Fourth with $9.1 Million. Storks was Fifth with $8.4 Million. The Birth of a Nation (which premiered this weekend), Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (which premiered this weekend), Sully, Masterminds, and Queen of Katwe rounded out the top ten respectively.

The Girl on the Train is a 2016 American mystery thriller drama film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the 2015 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez and Lisa Kudrow.

The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American period drama film based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker (in his directorial debut) and stars Parker as Turner, with Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union in supporting roles.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a 2016 American family comedy film, directed by Steve Carr and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden, based on the 2011 novel of the same name, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. The film stars Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Retta, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly and Adam Pally, and follows a middle school student who sets out to break every one of the many rules made by his strict principal.

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