NORTH AMERICA: 'The Martian' Leads Thursday with $1.18M; 'Bridge of Spies' a Close Second with $1.04M; 'Goosebumps' Claims Third with $0.73M
on October 30, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Martian took in $1.18 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon fell 6 percent from Wednesday and just 26 percent from last Thursday. The Martian was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $20.95 million. That was down 26 percent from the previous week and brings the film's four-week total to an impressive $171.41 million. The Martian is running 14 percent ahead of the $150.66 million last year's Interstellar grossed after four weeks of wide release and 17 percent behind the $206.07 million four-week gross of 2013's Gravity.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies held steady in a close second with $1.04 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks was down 7 percent from Wednesday and down a slim 20 percent from last Thursday. Bridge of Spies placed in third for the week with $15.93 million. That represented a 25 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a promising $37.14 million.
Goosebumps grossed $0.728 million to remain in third place. Sony's 3D horror comedy starring Jack Black increased 5 percent over Wednesday and decreased 28 percent from last Thursday. Goosebumps took second place this week with $18.68 million. The film was down a solid 34 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed $46.89 million through two weeks of release.
The Last Witch Hunter followed in fourth place with $0.624 million. The Vin Diesel led action film from Lionsgate fell 5 percent from Wednesday. The Last Witch Hunter placed in fourth for the week with a softer than expected seven-day start of $13.86 million. That was a disappointing 43 percent below the $24.27 million seven-day start of 2013's Riddick.
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out Thursday's top five with $0.475 million. Sony's Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film was unchanged from Wednesday and down only 19 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 surpassed the $150 million mark yesterday and has grossed a strong $150.17 million in five weeks.
Universal's Steve Jobs and Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension claimed seventh and eighth place with respective daily grosses of $0.448 million and $0.440 million. Both films are proving to be significant disappointments, as Steve Jobs has grossed a very soft $11.96 million in three weeks and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has only managed $10.12 million in seven days.
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