Fox's The Martian returned to first place at the daily box office on Monday with $1.59 million. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 71 percent from Sunday and down 67.5 percent from last Monday's Columbus Day inflated performance. The Martian continues to impress with $145.19 million through 18 days of release. That places the film 18 percent ahead of the $122.66 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after 18 days of wide release and 16 percent behind the $171.97 million 18-day take of 2013's Gravity.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies followed closely behind in second with $1.36 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks was down 64 percent from Sunday's performance. Bridge of Spies experienced one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases, thanks in part to strong early word of mouth and to skewing extremely heavily towards older moviegoers. Bridge of Spies has grossed a promising $16.74 million in four days and is running 21 percent behind the $21.29 million four-day take of 2004's The Terminal.
Goosebumps placed in third for the day with $1.17 million. The Jack Black led 3D horror comedy from Sony was down 82 percent from Sunday, which is a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Goosebumps is performing in line with expectations with a solid four-day take of $24.79 million. The film is currently running 18.5 percent ahead of the $20.92 million four-day start of last year's Ouija and going forward should hold up better than Ouija did thanks in part to stronger word of mouth and less initial front-loading.
Universal's Crimson Peak claimed fourth place with $0.970 million. The Guillermo del Toro directed gothic horror romance starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston declined 67 percent from Sunday. Crimson Peak continues to perform a bit below expectations with a lackluster four-day start of $14.11 million. That places the film 21 percent behind the $17.84 million four-day take of last year's The Book of Life (which was produced by del Toro).
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out Monday's top five with $0.658 million. Sony's Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film fell 82 percent from Sunday and 83 percent from last Monday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed $137.46 million in 25 days. The film is running a healthy 15 percent ahead of the $119.13 million 25-day gross of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.
Further down in yesterday's rankings Woodlawn placed in ninth with $299,377. The faith-based sports drama from Pure Flix decreased 74 percent from Sunday. Woodlawn has grossed a respectable $4.30 million in four days and is running 10 percent ahead of the $3.92 million four-day start of Pure Flix's Do You Believe? earlier this year.