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How 'Miss Peregrine' Sank 'Deepwater Horizon' at the Box Office

In the multiplex battle between fantasy and reality, fantasy won. It was supposed to be a close race this weekend, with openings in the mid-$20-million range for both "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" -- the latest scary-but-sweet fable from Tim Burton -- and "Deepwater Horizon" -- the Mark Wahlberg action drama about the 2010 BP oil rig explosion. One was a dark fairy tale from a popular director, albeit one who's been off his game in recent years.
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