“Steve Jobs”, “Last Witch Hunter” Flop At Box Office
The pre-Halloween box office was a disappointment, as all new films flopped this weekend.
New films, including Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter, as well as the expanded Steve Jobs failed to draw movie goers.
Due to the lack of viewers, already released films such as The Martian, Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies took the top three slots of the weekend box office.
Ridley Scott's The Martian came in first, adding $15.9 million to its impressive $166.4 million domestic haul. Sony's Goosebumps lands in second with $15.5 million in its second week, bringing its total to $43.7 million. And Bridge of Spies, the Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Cold War drama, earned $11.4 million for third place for a stateside total of $32.6 million.
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounds out the top 5 with $9 million and a five-week total of $148.3 million.
As for new movies, Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter debuts in fourth with just $10.8 million across 3,082 theaters, despite a production cost of $70 million.
The Paranormal Activity sequel flopped, coming in sixth with just $8.2 million.
And finally, the most disappointing has to be Steve Jobs. After scoring the year's best per-screen average two weeks ago and slowly expanding with positive results, the film failed to stick when it finally went nationwide, debuting with just $7.3 million from 2,443 locations to land at the No. 7 spot.
That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of the Sandra Bullock comedy, Our Brand Is Crisis; the Bradley Cooper comedy, Burnt; and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
This weekend's top 10 is as follows:
1."The Martian," $15.9 million.
2."Goosebumps," $15.5 million.
3."Bridge of Spies," $11.3 million.
4."The Last Witch Hunter," $10.8 million.
5."Hotel Transylvania 2," $9 million.
6."Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension," $8.2 million.
7."Steve Jobs," $7.2 million.
8."Crimson Peak," $5.5 million.
9."The Intern," $3.8 million.
10."Sicario," $2.9 million.