Box Office Roundup:

Weekend Box Office

Goosebumps opened to $23.62 million, defying moderately low expectations. The Jack Black horror comedy was no doubt helped by the Halloween season coming upon us and the fact that the film is actually getting mostly positive reviews.

Dethroned from first place this week, The Martian took in $21.30 million. After 17 days of release,  the film has grossed $143.60 and is still coasting along in between both Interstellar’s and Gravity’s individual 17-day grosses. The film continues to prove itself a major financial and critical success for director Ridley Scott, who will be moving on to his next space adventure, Alien: Paradise Lost.

In third place, the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks collaboration Bridge of Spies opened with $15.37 million. It’s a modest start for a serious, Cold War spy drama, and with awards season around the corner, the cast, director, and strong critical reception should keep the film well alive over the coming weeks.

Crimson Peak opened to an unfortunate $13.14 million. Whether it was because of the mixed reception or the lackluster marketing, we have another Guillermo Del Toro film that did not hit financial expectations. Del Toro’s fan base and the Halloween season may help it, but this turn out is quite disappointing.

Finally, Hotel Transylvania 2 dropped to 5th place gross of $12.65 million because of competition in the spooky comedy department and also haunted house department.  The film has grossed $118.92 million in its 24 days of release domestically.

Overseas

Ant-Man’s worldwide gross increased in size thanks to its $42.7 million debut in China. That’s the second largest Marvel film debut in China (behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron’s $68 million debut). Since July, The tiny superhero has brought in a worldwide total of $454.8 million.

The Martian took in $37.0 million over the weekend, which brings its worldwide total up to $255.7 million.

Breaking Records

Inside Out cracked the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films of All-Time (Worldwide) list. It’s currently the 48th highest grossing film of all-time and Pixar’s 3rd highest grossing film, behind Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo.

Prediction Time

The real prediction here is how hard Jem and the Holograms is going to bomb:

  1. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
  2. Goosebumps
  3. The Martian
  4. The Last Witch Hunter
  5. Bridge of Spies

Source: BoxOffice.com
Featured Image: Columbia Pictures