Box Office Roundup

Weekend Box Office

The weekly box office roundup returns this week and so does The Martian‘s occupation of the number one spot! The Martian grossed $11.72 million over the weekend. It’s held first place at the weekend box office for four of the past five weeks, and rightfully so, it’s probably the most talked about movie of October. And it isn’t even horror.

Speaking of horror, Goosebumps held on to second place this past weekend. The spooky comedy grossed $9.87 million. The decline is expected for family films released on Halloween weekend. The film’s has done well for itself, grossing a domestic total of $56.76 million.

Bridge of Spies grossed $8.39 million over the weekend. The Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks Cold War drama is doing very well financially, and the critical acclaim can only help its box office gross. The film has grossed a domestic total of $45.53 million.

In at fourth place is Hotel Transylvania 2 with $5.86 million. With big animated features such as The Peanuts Movie and The Good Dinosaur coming out soon, I don’t expect to see Adam Sandler’s Drac pack to stick around, but the film did really well this month. Its domestic total is currently at $156.04 million.

Rounding out the top five, The Last Witch Hunter came in with $5.16 million. Vin Diesel’s new standalone action film is doing worse than the already low expectations, having grossed only $19.03 million in its ten days of release.

AE’s Guide to the Box Office Crisis begins with Burnt. The new Bradley Cooper film debuted out the top five with a $5.00 million opening. That makes the film the fourth worst opening for a film opening in 3,000+ theaters. Cooper hasn’t been doing well lately, his past two films being this and Aloha, so hopefully David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence are able to save him this December.

The two other flops that opened this past weekend were Our Brand is Crisis ($3.24 million) and Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse ($1.84 million). Maybe not as bad as the past weekend’s disastrous duo, Jem and the Holograms and Rock the Kasbah, but man, October’s been brutal.


Spectre grossed $80.4 million in its first week of release in the international market. Bond broke some records in multiple countries including highest week-long performance in the UK ($63.8 million), opening record in the Netherlands ($3.7 million), and several others. Looks like Daniel Craig’s Bond interviews really helped sell the movie.

Breaking Records

Ant-Man crossed $500 million worldwide this past week. With a worldwide total of $513.74 million, the film is now Marvel Studios’ ninth film (and seventh, consecutively) to pass the $500 million worldwide mark.

Prediction Time

Current betting mode: James Bond in Casino Royale.

2.) The Peanuts Movie
3.) The Martian
4.) Goosebumps
5.) Bridge of Spies

Featured Image: Paramount Pictures