Fox's The Martian led the daily box office one last time on Thursday with $0.955 million for the day. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 10 percent from Wednesday and down 19 percent from last Thursday. The Martian and most other non-family films in wide release took a clear hit from the evening launch of Sony and MGM's Spectre on Thursday (Spectre took in an estimated $5.25 million from evening shows, which will be counted towards Friday's opening day performance). The Martian was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $16.36 million. The film was down a slim 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed an impressive $187.77 million through five weeks of release.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies held steady in second with $0.737 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks declined 7 percent from Wednesday and 29 percent from last Thursday. Bridge of Spies placed in third for the week with $11.74 million. That represented a decline of just 26 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a very solid $48.89 million.
Goosebumps was up one spot over Wednesday to claim third place on Thursday with $0.529 million. Sony's 3D horror comedy starring Jack Black was up 17 percent over Wednesday, as family films experienced much stronger daily percentage holds than non-family films yesterday. Goosebumps claimed second place this week with a weekly take of $12.58 million. The film was down 33 percent from the previous week and has grossed $59.48 million in three weeks.
Burnt fell one spot from Wednesday to land in fourth with $0.448 million. The Bradley Cooper led dramedy from The Weinstein Company fell 12 percent from Wednesday's performance. Burnt placed in fifth for the week with a very soft seven-day start of just $7.21 million. That was 45 percent weaker than the already soft $13.04 million first-week performance of Aloha earlier this year.
Fellow new release Our Brand Is Crisis rounded out its disappointing first week with an eighth place take of $0.245 million. The Warner Bros. dramedy starring Sandra Bullock was down a sharp 14 percent from Wednesday. Our Brand Is Crisis managed just $4.50 million in its first seven days and obviously represents a very poor performer by Bullock's lofty box office standards.