#BOXOFFICE: “THE MARTIAN” DOMINATES A TEPID HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
THE MARTIAN continues to outdo itself. The TIFF ’15 selection in its fifth week out finds enough gumption to take the top of the Box Office for 20th Century Fox a quiet Halloween weekend with $11.4 million from 3,218 theatres. To date the Ridley Scott Film has made $182 million domestically.
GOOSEBUMPS, a former number one, rises to second this weekend with $10.2 million for Sony Pictures. It has made $57 million thus far and got a boost this weekend with a buy-one-adult-ticket and get a children’s ticket free promotion.
BRIDGE OF SPIES in its third week rises to third with $8.1 million for DreamWorks. It is nearing the $50-million-mark in North America.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 rises up to fourth with $5.8 million for Sony Pictures, like GOOSEBUMPS, getting a special Halloween weekend promo boost. It has made $156 million in its run this far in these parts.
BURNT opens in fifth for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films with $5 million from 3,003 theatres. Starring Bradley Cooper, the culinary dramedy got panned by Critics with 29% on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it a better B- CinemaScore.
TIFF ’15 Selection OUR BRAND IS CRISIS opens in eighth for Warner Bros. with $3.6 million from 2,202 theatres. Critics gave the George Clooney-produced project 32% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it C+ on CinemaScore.
STEVE JOBS rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.6 million for Universal Pictures, earning $14.5 million over four weeks.