'The Martian' ($3.5M), 'Goosebumps' ($3.1M), & 'Bridge of Spies' ($2.5M) Tops Again; New Releases 'Burnt' ($1.8M), 'Our Brand Is Crisis' ($1.1M), & 'Scouts Guide...' ($708K) Continue String of Late October Flops

on October 31, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff
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Fox reports that The Martian maintained first place again on Friday with an estimated $3.5 million, off just 20 percent from the same day last week. That gives the blockbuster hit a $174.9 million domestic total through 29 days of play, putting it 17 percent ahead of the pace of Interstellar and 17 percent behind Gravity. BoxOffice expects the film will repeat at number one for the weekend for the fourth in five weeks of release. Look for weekend tally around $10.7 million.

Sony's Goosebumps also continues to hold up well, taking in $3.065 million yesterday -- down a soft 23 percent drop from last week. The well-received family-friendly adaptation is no doubt seeing a boost from Halloween this weekend, and it now stands at $49.96 million domestically through 15 days. That puts it 23 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. BoxOffice projects a $9.2 million weekend.

In third place, Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies eased 26 percent from last Friday to $2.47 million yesterday. Strong word of mouth and critical reviews continue to propel the director's fourth project with Tom Hanks. Standing at $39.6 million domestically through yesterday, BoxOffice projects a $7.6 million frame.

TWC's Burnt opened to a weak $1.83 million yesterday. Unfortunately, that fell 48 percent short of fellow Bradley Cooper pic Aloha which debuted to $3.49 million in its first day back in May. Poor reviews (29 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and weak word of mouth (58 percent on Flixster) aren't helping matters either. BoxOffice projects a $4.7 million opening weekend.

Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out the top five on Friday with another $1.76 million, off just 20 percent from last week. With an excellent $151.9 million in the domestic bank, the sequel recently surpassed its predecessor's final $148 million domestic gross. BoxOffice projects a $5.6 million weekend.

Meanwhile, sophomore weekenders The Last Witch Hunter and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension took in $1.49 million and $1.2 million, respectively, and should bring in around $4.1 million and $3.3 million for their sophomore frames.

Lastly, the weekend's other two openers made even less impact than Burnt. Our Brand Is Crisis bowed to $1.11 million on Friday as it heads to a $2.8 million opening weekend with poor reviews (33 percent) and word of mouth (46 percent) in play. Even lower on the pole, Paramount's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse posted $708,000 from 1,509 locations yesterday as the second film (following last week's Paranormal Activity finale) in their experimental release strategy. With fair word of mouth only among young crowds (62 percent on Flixster) and poor reviews (32 percent), BoxOffice projects a $1.8 million weekend.

Tags: Bridge of Spies, Goosebumps, The Martian, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Our Brand Is Crisis, Burnt
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