#BOXOFFICE: “THE MARTIAN” IS OUT OF THIS WORLD IN DEBUT
In an incredible debut, 20th Century Fox‘s THE MARTIAN opens out of this world with $55 million from 3,831 theatres. The Fantasy-Adventure by Sir Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, gets an A CinemaScore and a phenomenal 94% on the Tomatometer from Critics. The TIFF ’15 selection was made for $108 million, only second to 2001’s Hannibal for the Director, which opened back then with $58 million.
In second is last week’s champ, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 with an impressive $31.7 million from 3,754 theatres in its second week out for Sony Pictures.
SICARIO expands to 2,620 theatres this weekend, earning $11.8 million, good enough for third. The Thriller from Canadian Director Denis Villeneuve debuted at TIFF ’15 last month to rave reviews. Critics gave it 93% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore, which likely will give it legs to go on in coming weeks.
THE INTERN ranks in fourth with $11.6 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out. Thus far it has made $36.6 million domestically.
BLACK MASS is in sixth with $5.8 million for Warner Bros., now in its third week out. It has grossed $52 million thus far in these parts.
THE PERFECT GUY rounds-out the Top Ten for Sony Pictures with $2.2 million in its fourth week out, just surpassing the $50-million mark in North America.
Notable in eleventh is THE WALK which opens in 448 theatres across the continent with $1.7 million for Sony Pictures.
#BOXOFFICE: “SCORCH TRIALS” ON FIRE IN DEBUT
Although not as big as its 2014 predecessor, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS debuts atop the Box Office this weekend with $30 million for 20th Century Fox, from 3,791 theatres. The sequel garners a B+ CinemaScore from audiences and a 49% on the Tomatometer.
After a high-profile debut on the festival circuits in Venice and Toronto, BLACK MASS opens in second for Warner Bros. with $24.8 million from 3,188 theatres. The Drama about gangster Whitey Bulger gets a B CinemaScore and a better 79% on the Tomatometer.
In its second week out, horror THE VISIT places third with $10 million from 3,148 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has grossed $41 million domestically.
THE PERFECT GUY lands in fourth in its second week out with $9.8 million for Sony Pictures. Cumulatively it has made $41 million in North America.
From only 545 theatres, EVEREST debuts in fifth for Universal Pictures with $6.9 million. It gets a decent 73% on the Tomatometer.
CAPTIVE rounds-out the Top Ten for Paramount Pictures with $1.9 million from 806 theatres across North America. It earned 36% from Critics on the Tomatometer.