NORTH AMERICA: 'The Martian' Remains #1 on Tuesday with $1.47M; 'Goosebumps' #2 with $1.06M; 'Bridge of Spies' #3 with $1.05M; 'Burnt' #4 with Soft $0.72M
on November 04, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Martian took in $1.47 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was up 28 percent over Monday and down a very slim 7 percent from last Tuesday. The Martian continues to receive an added boost this week from its ongoing one-week IMAX run. The 33-day total for The Martian stands at an impressive $185.75 million. The film is currently running 16 percent ahead of the $159.92 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after 33 days of wide release and 16 percent behind the $220.94 million 33-day take of 2013's Gravity.
Sony's Goosebumps was up one spot over Monday to move into second place on Tuesday with $1.06 million. The 3D horror comedy starring Jack Black was up a strong 57 percent over Monday and up 10 percent over last Tuesday. While it was for an off-year election, Election Day still provided a boost for family films at the box office yesterday. Goosebumps has grossed $59.50 million in 19 days, which places the film 28 percent ahead of the $46.47 million 19-day take of last year's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies was down one spot from Monday to land in third with $1.05 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks increased 36 percent over Monday and decreased 26 percent from last Tuesday. Bridge of Spies has grossed a very solid $47.36 million in 19 days. That places the film 19 percent behind the $58.31 million 19-day gross of 2004's The Terminal.
Burnt held steady in fourth place with $0.722 million. The Bradley Cooper led dramedy from The Weinstein Company was up 37 percent over Monday. While Burnt has held up nicely over the past few days, in the bigger picture the film continues to disappoint with a five-day start of just $6.25 million. The film is currently running a discouraging 46 percent behind the $11.66 million five-day start of Aloha earlier this year (which was a very soft performer in its own right).
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.678 million. Sony's Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film increased a healthy 59 percent over Monday and 18 percent over last Tuesday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed $157.14 million in 40 days, which places the film 14 percent ahead of the $138.19 million 40-day haul of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.
The Last Witch Hunter followed closely behind in sixth with $0.643 million. The Vin Diesel led action film from Lionsgate was up 33 percent over Monday and down 35 percent from last Tuesday. The Last Witch Hunter surpassed the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed a softer than expected $20.15 million through twelve days of release.