NORTH AMERICA: 'The Martian' Remains #1 on Tuesday with $1.57M; 'Bridge of Spies' a Close #2 with $1.42M; 'The Last Witch Hunter' #3 with $0.99M; 'Goosebumps' #4 with $0.96M
on October 28, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Martian took in $1.57 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was up 30 percent over Monday and down just 25 percent from last Tuesday. The Martian has grossed an impressive $168.98 million in 26 days. The film is running 13.5 percent ahead of the $148.93 million last year's Interstellar grossed after 26 days of wide release and 17 percent behind the $203.00 million 26-day gross of 2013's Gravity.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies held steady in second with $1.42 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks was up a strong 44 percent over Monday and down a slim 23 percent from last Tuesday. Bridge of Spies has grossed a promising $34.99 million in twelve days. That places the film 20.5 percent behind the $44.02 million twelve-day gross of 2004's The Terminal.
The Last Witch Hunter took in $0.990 million to remain in third place. The Vin Diesel led action film from Lionsgate was up 27 percent over Monday. The Last Witch Hunter has grossed a softer than expected $12.58 million in five days. The film is currently running a disappointing 43 percent behind the $22.08 million five-day start of 2013's Riddick.
Goosebumps followed closely behind in fourth with $0.962 million. Sony's 3D horror comedy starring Jack Black increased 25 percent over Monday and decreased a very solid 34 percent from last Tuesday. Goosebumps has grossed $45.47 million in twelve days, which places the film a healthy 25 percent ahead of the $36.44 million twelve-day take of last year's Ouija.
Universal's Steve Jobs and Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension claimed fifth and sixth place with respective daily grosses of $0.673 million and $0.642 million. The two films were separated by just $31,438 for the day. Steve Jobs was up 26 percent over Monday, while The Ghost Dimension experienced a 20 percent daily increase. Both films are proving to be significant disappointments, as Steve Jobs has grossed a very soft $11.03 million in 19 days and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has only managed $9.25 million in five days.