NORTH AMERICA: 'The Martian' Passes $150M Mark After Leading Thursday with $1.59M; 'Bridge of Spies' Tops $20M After $1.30M Daily Take; 'Goosebumps' Claims Third with $1.01M
on October 23, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Martian took first place on Thursday with $1.59 million. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down a solid 39 percent from last Thursday. The Martian placed in a very close second for the week with $28.16 million. That represented a 44 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's three week total to an impressive $150.46 million. The film is currently running 15 percent ahead of the $131.29 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after three weeks of wide release and 16 percent behind the $179.51 million three-week take of 2013's Gravity.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies placed in second with $1.30 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks declined a slim 2 percent from Wednesday. Bridge of Spies passed the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed a promising $21.22 million in its first week of release. That placed the film in third place for the week and 24 percent behind the $27.90 million seven-day start of 2004's The Terminal. Bridge of Spies will have a strong chance of holding up well going forward thanks in part to strong word of mouth and to skewing extremely heavily towards older moviegoers.
Goosebumps claimed third place for the day with $1.01 million. The Jack Black led 3D horror comedy from Sony increased a solid 7 percent over Wednesday's performance. Goosebumps was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $28.21 million (which placed the film a slim $52,652 ahead of The Martian over the seven-day frame). Goosebumps performed in line with pre-release expectations this week and 17 percent stronger than the $24.06 million seven-day start of last year's Ouija.
Universal's Crimson Peak rounded out its lackluster first week of release with a fourth place take of $0.791 million. The Guillermo del Toro directed gothic horror romance starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston fell 2 percent from Wednesday. Crimson Peak landed in fourth place for the week with a slightly softer than expected seven-day start of $16.89 million. That was 16 percent softer than the $20.11 million seven-day take of last year's The Book of Life.
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out Thursday's top five with $0.589 million. Sony's Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film was up 16 percent over Wednesday, but still down a sizable 47 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in fifth for the week with $15.13 million. That represented a 45 percent decline from the previous week and places the film's four-week total at a strong $139.29 million.
Further down in yesterday's rankings, Woodlawn placed in seventh with $0.352 million. The faith-based sports drama from Pure Flix jumped 15 percent from Wednesday. Woodlawn landed in ninth place for the week with a respectable seven-day start of $5.37 million. The film is currently running 10 percent ahead of the $4.90 million seven-day take of Pure Flix's Do You Believe? earlier this year.