'The Martian' Still #1 with $10.75M on Friday; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Adds $5.3M; 'Pan' ($5.2M) & 'The Walk' ($1.15M) Underwhelm; 'Steve Jobs' Excellent In Platform DebutOctober 10, 2015 03:40 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports that The Martian easily retained first place to begin its second weekend with $10.75 million on Friday, down just 41 percent from opening day last week. That gives the strongly received adaptation of Andy Weir's novel from director Ridley Scott an eight-day domestic haul of $82.46 million, putting it 7 percent ahead of the pace of Interstellar and 10 percent behind Gravity. BoxOffice is projecting an excellent sophomore frame of $36.8 million for the Matt Damon-led film.

Repeating in second place this weekend will be Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 as it eased just 29 percent from last Friday to $5.3 million yesterday. In the process, the hit animated sequel crossed the $100 million domestic barrier and now stands with $101.8 million earned stateside through 15 days of play -- 14 percent ahead of where its predecessor stood at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $23 million third weekend.

Debuting in third place on Friday and for the weekend is Warner Bros.' Pan. Peter's origin story landed a modest $5.2 million opening day (including Thursday night's $650,000), falling 32 percent short of Jack the Giant Slayer's $7.69 million opening Friday in March 2013. The latter film was also considerably less front-loaded after its $400,000 Thursday night previews, leading us to believe Pan may not hold up nearly as well over the weekend despite the potential for family business. Early word of mouth is struggling as well with a "B+" CinemaScore, a 21 percent critical score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a low-for-its-genre 51 percent Flixster user rating as of this morning. The studio will be looking to international performances to help the film out in the long run. BoxOffice projects a $16.2 million opening weekend in North America.

The Intern fell just 26 percent from last Friday to $2.665 million yesterday in fourth place. That gives Nancy Meyers' latest hit dramedy a 15-day tally of $43.6 million. BoxOffice projects a healthy $8.7 million third frame.

Sicario claimed fifth place yesterday with $2.26 million, down 47 percent from last Friday's first day in wide expansion. With $21.6 million in the bank so far, the well-received film is eyeing a $7.2 million weekend.

Meanwhile, The Walk expanded nationwide following nine days of IMAX release. Unfortunately, the results didn't improve much as the pic earned $1.15 million yesterday. That gives it a $3.86 million domestic total so far, and the studio is projecting a $3.7 million weekend. The film's financial performance stateside is in stark contrast to its actual reception though with Robert Zemeckis' love letter to 1970s New York and Paris earning an "A+" CinemaScore from audiences under 25, an "A-" overall, a strong 86 percent score from Rotten Tomatoes critics, and a very encouraging 85 percent audience score on Flixster. Sony reports the film's production budget was $35 million.

Last but certainly not least, Universal debuted Steve Jobs in four New York/Los Angeles theaters yesterday to a resounding $175,000 -- giving it a robust $43,750 per-location average. That bests the $135,602 opening day of Birdman last October (also in four locations), while far surpassing director Danny Boyle's 127 Hours and its first day of $77,262 (in four locations). Strong buzz and reviews are building the biopic's momentum as its wide expansion in two weeks draws near. Universal is projecting a fantastic $530,000 take for this weekend as a whole.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

Wide (1000+)

1True Grit (2010)$14,605,135-40%3,12441$4,675$110,035,1573Paramount
2Little Fockers$13,487,245-48%3,675121$3,670$123,687,7603Universal
3Season of the Witch$10,612,375--2,816--$3,769$10,612,3751Relativity Media
4TRON: Legacy$10,090,002-46%3,013-352$3,349$148,212,4204Disney
5Black Swan$8,113,011-9%1,58431$5,122$61,218,5046Fox Searchlight
6Country Strong$7,326,16517551%1,4241422$5,145$7,463,4543Sony / Screen Gems
7The Fighter$7,001,504-30%2,528-6$2,770$57,845,9465Paramount
8Yogi Bear$6,641,250-46%3,288-227$2,020$75,436,7714Warner Bros.
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$4,601,403-55%2,814-134$1,635$94,532,1965Fox
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$4,588,731-51%2,964-125$1,548$34,448,3213Fox
12The Tourist$3,766,574-43%2,442-314$1,542$61,157,9445Sony / Columbia
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,353,398-49%1,507-225$1,562$287,661,7708Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$1,876,869-59%1,902-581$987$28,833,6574Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1The King's Speech$6,414,407-18%75858$8,462$32,896,6657Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$653,20941%603354$1,083$94,077,47015Sony / Columbia
3Unstoppable (2010)$342,784-35%398-52$861$80,023,2479Fox
4Love and Other Drugs$290,02841%21237$1,368$31,683,1727Fox
5Megamind$274,872-56%375-389$733$144,674,38410Paramount / DreamWorks
6Burlesque$256,319-42%228-102$1,124$38,239,9177Sony / Screen Gems
7Due Date$255,304-40%244-160$1,046$99,652,53210Warner Bros.
8I Love You Phillip Morris$217,27610%10032$2,173$1,435,4806Roadside Attractions
9Red (2010)$199,992-31%261-42$766$89,842,93713Summit
10Life As We Know It$152,285-26%188-60$810$53,133,72714Warner Bros.
12Despicable Me$118,355-31%178-19$665$251,384,62027Universal
13Morning Glory (2010)$96,016106%17852$539$30,883,9799Paramount
14Fair Game (2010)$72,887-25%103-6$708$9,241,95210Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

1Blue Valentine (2010)$704,339264%4036$17,608$1,144,5842Weinstein Company
2No One Killed Jessica$227,473--48--$4,739$227,4731UTV Communications
3127 Hours$216,964-24%88-15$2,466$10,824,59910Fox Searchlight
4Somewhere (2010)$163,31818%179$9,607$663,9893Focus
5Casino Jack$156,39395%5234$3,008$425,3634IDP/ATO Pictures
6Hubble 3D$137,923-2%547$2,554$20,535,39143Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Rabbit Hole$109,944-23%340$3,234$627,9814Lionsgate
8Another Year$87,261-22%71$12,466$303,7152Sony Pictures Classics
9Made in Dagenham$86,685-9%606$1,445$626,6848Sony Pictures Classics
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$56,534-35%95-63$595$55,638,92816Warner Bros.
11Inside Job$55,9492%469$1,216$3,539,37014Sony Pictures Classics
12Faster (2010)$51,630-23%79-40$654$22,941,2317CBS Films
13All Good Things$43,03840%3010$1,435$381,0036Magnolia Pictures
14Jackass 3D$39,030-41%70-67$558$117,190,30013Paramount
15Paranormal Activity 2$34,132-40%90-55$379$84,723,15612Paramount
16Under the Sea 3D$33,112-13%11-1$3,010$26,688,661100Warner Bros. / IMAX
17The Illusionist (2010)$32,988-29%30$10,996$178,4103Sony Pictures Classics
18The Warrior's Way$29,596120%32-6$925$5,604,9206Relativity Media
19The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$26,004-35%42-5$619$5,072,74411Music Box
20Tiny Furniture$19,49214%194$1,026$317,0909IFC
21White Material$19,202248%2117$914$268,9148IFC
22Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!$18,7291056%54$3,746$26,8213Saint Juste International
23Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$18,211--1--$18,211$26,8461First Run Features
24Tees Maar Khan$14,355-87%38-66$378$1,072,6863UTV Communications
25Summer Wars$13,60467%1412$972$35,9543GKIDS
26My Dog Tulip$13,039144%41$3,260$167,93919New Yorker Films
27Bhutto$12,7841822%43$3,196$48,8346First Run Features
28Hereafter$12,779-66%33-95$387$32,741,59613Warner Bros.
29Four Lions$11,9986%11-7$1,091$260,70710Drafthouse Films
30Kings of Pastry$11,20063%40$2,800$286,29717First Run
31Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$9,92138%51$1,984$333,48813Zeitgeist Films
32Tamara Drewe$7,721128%195$406$538,02914Sony Pictures Classics
33Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$6,9661476%21$3,483$81,29329Kino International
34The Time That Remains$6,453--1--$6,453$6,4531IFC
35The Salvation Poem$5,859128%10$5,859$500,06413CanZion Films
36The Strange Case of Angelica$5,594-25%21$2,797$21,6492Cinema Guild
37Deep Sea 3D$5,574-39%31$1,858$43,966,901254Warner Bros. / IMAX
38Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale$5,267-74%12-8$439$231,8356Oscilloscope
39For Colored Girls$5,122-53%21-7$244$37,686,27410Lionsgate
40The Tempest$4,875-55%3-3$1,625$242,1295Disney
42Winter's Bone$4,759131%64$793$6,254,38231Roadside Attractions
43You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$4,4341%62$739$3,235,09116Sony Pictures Classics
44Feed the Fish$4,41179%43$1,103$90,1868Strand
45Marwencol$3,583--4--$896$68,54114Cinema Guild
46Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,422-15%20$1,711$23,490,133171National Geographic
48Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer$3,18890%62$531$175,46810Magnolia
49If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle$2,999--1--$2,999$5,2281Film Movement
50Night Catches Us$2,808-19%40$702$59,5856Magnolia
51To the Sea$2,610--1--$2,610$58,29326Film Movement
52The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$2,100-55%30$700$697,70623National Geographic
53Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$1,772--2--$886$21,32910Variance Films
54Animal Kingdom$1,594-3%42$399$1,018,71822Sony Pictures Classics
55Waste Land$1,38548%21$693$103,83911Arthouse Films
56Red Hill$1,361-11%1-1$1,361$20,21910Strand
57Every Man For Himself (2010 re-issue)$830-43%21$415$34,7019Film Desk
58Get Low$674-49%2-1$337$9,112,53824Sony Pictures Classics
59Mesrine: Killer Instinct$545243%21$273$534,72420Music Box
60The Girl Who Played With Fire$41288%1-2$412$7,637,72127Music Box
61The Red Chapel$400-84%21$200$5,0502Lorber Films
62William S. Burroughs: A Man Within$398115%10$398$33,2908Oscilloscope
63The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$376-53%1-1$376$10,094,59743Music Box
64Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$365139%20$183$263,23519Music Box