#BOXOFFICE: “THE MARTIAN” CONTINUES ITS BOX OFFICE INVASION A SECOND WEEK
THE MARTIAN continues its Box Office invasion a second week, landing atop the Box Office with $36.5 million from 3,854 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Thus far in its run domestically, it has made $108 million.
Former champ HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 lands in second in its third week out for Sony Pictures, earning $23 million from 3,768 theatres. It has made $119 million in its North American run so far.
Debuting in third is Warner Bros.’ PAN, with $17.4 million from 3,515 theatres. Starring Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman, the Fantasy directed by Joe Wright was “panned” by Critics with a 23% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it a much better B+ CinemaScore. It was made for $150 million.
THE INTERN is showing great staying power, in fourth this weekend with $8.8 million for Warner Bros. It will soon surpass the $50-million-mark in these parts.
Oscar Contender SICARIO expands successfully to 2,620 theatres for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, earning $7.5 million this weekend – its fourth week out.
THE WALK expands to 2,509 theatres for Sony Pictures, good enough for eighth spot with $3.7 million this weekend. Critics gave the Film based on the memoir of Philippe Petit a strong 86% on the Tomatometer.
THE VISIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.5 million for Universal Pictures in its fifth week out.