NORTH AMERICA: 'The Martian' Leads Tuesday with $2.10M; 'Bridge of Spies' Solid in Second with $1.85M; 'Goosebumps' Claims Third with $1.47M; 'Crimson Peak' Lags in Fourth with $1.18M
on October 21, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Martian took in $2.10 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was up 32 percent over Monday and down a solid 39 percent from last Tuesday. The Martian has grossed $147.29 million in 19 days and is set to surpass the $150 million mark on Thursday. The film is currently running 18 percent ahead of the $125.08 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after 19 days of wide release and 16 percent behind the $174.92 million 19-day take of 2013's Gravity.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies continued to follow closely behind in second with $1.85 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks was up a strong 35 percent over Monday's performance. For the second day in a row, Bridge of Spies experienced one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds. Bridge of Spies has grossed a promising $18.58 million in five days and is running 22 percent behind the $23.73 million five-day start of 2004's The Terminal.
Goosebumps held steady in third place with $1.47 million. The Jack Black led 3D horror comedy from Sony increased 25 percent over Monday. Goosebumps continues to perform in line with expectations with a solid five-day start of $26.26 million. The film is currently running 18 percent ahead of the $22.25 million five-day take 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 took in $1.18 million to remain in fourth. The Guillermo del Toro directed gothic horror romance starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston experienced a 22 percent increase over Monday. Crimson Peak continues to perform a bit below expectations with a lackluster five-day start of $15.29 million. That places the film 19 percent behind the $18.79 million five-day gross of last year's The Book of Life (which was produced by del Toro).
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.732 million. Sony's Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film saw an 11 percent uptick over Monday and fell 46 percent from last Tuesday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed an impressive $138.20 million in 26 days. The film is running 15 percent ahead of the $119.80 million 26-day gross of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.
Further down in yesterday's rankings, Woodlawn placed in ninth with $0.412 million. The faith-based sports drama from Pure Flix jumped 37 percent over Monday. Woodlawn has grossed a respectable $4.71 million in five days and is running 9.5 percent ahead of the $4.31 million five-day start of Pure Flix's Do You Believe? earlier this year.