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Tim Burton’s peculiar new film expected to lead weekend box office

Tim Burton is in need of a hit.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” opening in 3,520 theaters this weekend, marks the quirky director’s first big-budget film since “Dark Shadows” in 2012. That film, starring Johnny Depp, racked up $150 million in production costs and earned just $79.7 million at the domestic box office.

“Dark Shadows” was able to generate $245.5 million worldwide, but was slapped with a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Burton directed a couple of smaller budgeted films in “Frankenweenie” and “Big Eyes” that were received well critically, even if they didn’t ignite the box office.

With a $110 million production budget, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” needs to perform better.

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