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Fox's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has debuted on top of the box office, with long-weekend takings of $4.8 million. Tim Burton's latest has knocked off The Secret Life of Pets, which fell 7 per cent to bring in $3.99 million. The Universal title now sits on $25.1 million after four weeks. Just an inch behind Pets was Sony's The Magnificent Seven, which debuted on 250 screens and made $3.98 million. The long weekend saw Warner Bros' Storks soar, with its takings of $2.3 million up 31 per cent on last week's debut. The animated film has now made $5.2 million overall. Bridget Jones's Baby took a tumble this week, falling 33 per cent to ring up $2.16 million. Now on screens for three weeks, the Universal film sits just shy of $14 million. Roadshow's Sully also fell, down 25 per cent on last week with takings of $1.4 million. The Clint Eastwood film has now made $11.2 million after four weeks. »
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Exclusive: UK duo partner on sequels following lucrative home entertainment bows.
UK distributor Signature Entertainment and UK sales outfit Carnaby International are teaming on two genre projects due to enter production this summer.
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Niall Johnson is directing the New Zealand-set period adventure film.
Set during the country’s gold rush of the 1860s, Eve will play an upper class British woman searching for her kidnapped child in a perilous wilderness inhabited by ex-cons, with Davenport playing her romantic charge.
Also starring are Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit trilogy), Ariadna Cabrol (Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer), Gillian MacGregor (A Lonely Place To Die) and Cohen Holloway (What We Do In The Shadows).
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