'The Martian' Leads on Columbus Day with $4.90M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' a Strong Second with $3.81M; 'Pan' Remains Soft in Third with $2.00MOctober 13, 2015 12:51 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian grossed $4.90 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 53 percent from Sunday and up 11 percent over last Monday thanks in part to the Columbus Day holiday and the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Canada. The Martian continues to impress with an eleven-day take of $113.62 million. The film is currently running 15 percent ahead of the $99.09 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after eleven days of wide release and 12 percent behind the $128.52 million eleven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second with $3.81 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was down just 39 percent from Sunday and up 173 percent over last Monday. Columbus Day is traditionally a strong day at the box office for family fare and that was certainly the case for Hotel Transylvania 2 yesterday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed $120.75 million in 18 days, which places the film an impressive 17 percent ahead of the $102.96 million 18-day gross of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

Pan took third place for the day with $2.00 million.  Warner's pricey 3D adventure fantasy starring Hugh Jackman fell 52 percent from Sunday's performance, which suggests that the film isn't skewing all that heavily towards family audiences. Pan continues to perform below its already held in check expectations and poorly with its expensive price tag in mind. The film has grossed just $17.32 million in four days, which places it a disappointing 44 percent behind the $30.73 million four-day start of 2011's Real Steel.

Fellow Warner Bros. release The Intern followed in fourth with $1.14 million. The Nancy Meyers directed comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway decreased 50 percent from Sunday and increased 21 percent from last Monday. The Intern surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed a healthy $50.73 million in 18 days. That places the film 7.5 percent ahead of the $47.21 million 18-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario rounded out Monday's top five with $1.04 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin fell 54 percent from Sunday and 2 percent from last Monday. That represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. Sicario has grossed a solid $27.97 million through 25 days of release.

Sony's The Walk continued to under-perform in a big way with a seventh place take of just $0.531 million. The critically acclaimed 3D Robert Zemeckis directed film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt declined 48 percent from Sunday. Despite strong critical reviews, The Walk hasn't been able to catch on with moviegoers and has managed to gross only $6.96 million in thirteen days.

On the other end of the box office spectrum, Universal's Steve Jobs continued to excel in platform release with $67,991 from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. That gave the Danny Boyle directed drama starring Michael Fassbender an exceptional per-location average of $16,998 for the day. The four-day total for Steve Jobs stands at $589,513. Steve Jobs will be playing in an estimated 60 locations this coming weekend and will expand into wide release on October 23rd.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Divergent$54,607,747--3,936--$13,874$54,607,7471Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$17,005,126--3,194--$5,324$17,005,1261Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$11,832,558-46%3,607-344$3,280$81,134,9423Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$8,504,075-56%3,085-405$2,757$93,592,1943Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$7,941,631-55%3,1150$2,549$30,565,5142Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$6,434,825-39%2,945-238$2,185$78,709,5554Universal
7The LEGO Movie$4,149,244-46%2,501-539$1,659$243,385,9187Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$3,103,057-62%1,8960$1,637$12,913,0812Lionsgate
9Son of God$2,719,425-51%2,139-851$1,271$55,669,0734Fox
10Frozen (2013)$735,601-66%1,069-397$688$397,744,86218Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

1God's Not Dead$9,217,043--780--$11,817$9,217,0131Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$6,787,95587%304238$22,329$12,998,4743Fox Searchlight
3The Monuments Men$951,149-54%938-656$1,014$75,684,8757Sony / Columbia
4Ride Along$627,355-54%650-374$965$133,120,35510Universal
53 Days to Kill$587,885-66%752-814$782$29,733,5275Relativity Media
6Veronica Mars$468,175-76%34756$1,349$2,832,9192Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$439,762-64%522-403$842$56,030,34723Fox Searchlight
8The Nut Job$336,447-30%335-70$1,004$62,600,84010Open Road
9American Hustle$232,315-62%281-222$827$149,806,72115Sony / Columbia
10RoboCop (2014)$228,411-73%328-637$696$57,082,5996Sony / Columbia
11Gravity$225,092-59%202-118$1,114$273,089,37525Warner Bros.
12Philomena$207,666-51%297-205$699$37,089,37118Weinstein Company
13The Wind Rises$204,350-53%150-155$1,362$4,689,1095Disney
14About Last Night$201,594-70%214-410$942$48,267,7646Sony / Screen Gems
15The Wolf of Wall Street$192,237-53%215-71$894$116,688,94313Paramount
16Tim's Vermeer$156,478-22%12920$1,213$1,242,8328Sony Pictures Classics
17Dallas Buyers Club$148,465-60%178-103$834$27,065,80921Focus
18Lone Survivor$141,370-47%211-105$670$124,810,30113Universal
19The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$135,467-45%224-53$605$258,039,17615Warner Bros. / New Line
20Pompeii$125,797-79%201-470$626$22,814,0305Sony / TriStar
21The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$114,898-44%211-57$545$424,532,47818Lionsgate
22Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$85,315-36%128-24$667$50,426,42810Paramount
23August: Osage County$62,169-41%141-62$441$37,601,05213Weinstein Company
24Winter's Tale$37,87889%14494$263$12,556,1576Warner Bros.
25Shaadi Ke Side Effects$3,579-69%1080$33$920,1264Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

1Bad Words$505,044346%8781$5,805$660,8172Focus
3The Lunchbox$183,986107%3618$5,111$525,3634Sony Pictures Classics
4Nymphomaniac: Volume I$158,369--25--$6,335$158,3691Magnolia Pictures
5Le Week-End$136,008212%2522$5,440$200,1882Music Box Films
6Journey to the South Pacific$122,746-1%170$7,220$1,422,53117IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Jerusalem 3D$101,493-9%27-2$3,759$3,196,32427National Geographic
8Particle Fever$78,999-12%217$3,762$316,8443Abramorama / Bond 360
950 to 1$78,480--19--$4,131$78,4801Ten Furlongs
10That Awkward Moment$71,309-45%93-29$767$25,974,3108Focus
11Her (2013)$70,572-53%73-48$967$25,377,94214Warner Bros.
12On My Way$53,006403%2019$2,650$70,3282Cohen Media Group
13Hubble 3D$50,619-10%171$2,978$43,043,004210Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Saving Mr. Banks$49,758-35%76-31$655$83,201,60415Disney
15Anita (2014)$44,114--7--$6,302$44,1141IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
16The Great Beauty$41,645-58%45-29$925$2,716,62819Janus Films
17Gloria (2014)$41,100-50%50-25$822$1,983,5159Roadside Attractions
18Jodorowsky's Dune$36,018--3--$12,006$36,0181Sony Pictures Classics
19The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$27,010-52%63-25$429$58,162,21713Fox
20Blood Ties$26,912--28--$961$26,9121Roadside Attractions
21Repentance$24,929-76%43-83$580$1,179,3274Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
22Thor: The Dark World$24,449-52%59-41$414$206,287,71320Disney
23A Birder's Guide to Everything$21,602--8--$2,700$21,6021Screen Media / Focus World
24Walking With Dinosaurs$21,495-43%59-39$364$36,020,02214Fox
25Cheap Thrills$18,638--2--$9,319$18,6381Drafthouse Films
26The Book Thief$16,469-44%31-16$531$21,431,88620Fox
27Rob the Mob$13,833--1--$13,833$13,8331Millennium Entertainment
28Vampire Academy$12,957269%3523$370$7,773,3527Weinstein Company
29To the Arctic 3D$12,601-7%124$1,050$13,910,227101Warner Bros. / IMAX
30The Invisible Woman$12,29611%16-2$769$1,194,74213Sony Pictures Classics
31Ernest & Celestine$10,867-73%7-2$1,552$93,7584GKIDS
32The Missing Picture$10,148--5--$2,030$12,7841Strand Releasing
33Stranger By the Lake$8,939-55%160$559$304,9349Strand Releasing
34Big Men$8,82117%32$2,940$19,8512Abramorama
35Child's Pose$8,368-3%102$837$62,8785Zeitgeist Films
36It Felt Like Love$8,211--1--$8,211$8,2111Variance Films
37Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq$7,83415%4-7$1,959$107,8067Kino Lorber
38Stalingrad (2014)$7,167-78%13-57$551$987,7504Sony / Columbia
39Under the Sea 3D$6,708-17%83$839$33,801,434267Warner Bros. / IMAX
40The Past$6,543-43%20-3$327$1,306,55914Sony Pictures Classics
41Born to Be Wild 3D$6,26315%136$482$23,223,137155Warner Bros. / IMAX
42The Jewish Cardinal$5,861--4--$1,465$67,01111Film Movement
43The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014$5,772-75%9-7$641$2,351,2738ShortsHD
44Better Living Through Chemistry$5,337-89%25-36$213$72,2732IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
45Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$4,236-42%18-5$235$8,316,02717Weinstein Company
46The Art of the Steal (2014)$3,930-90%15-45$262$61,4462RADiUS-TWC
47Blue Jasmine$3,849-78%12-15$321$33,401,34235Sony Pictures Classics
48When Comedy Went to School$3,834-52%71$548$354,90834International Film Circuit
49Generation War$3,457-71%4-2$864$87,11610Music Box Films
50Maidentrip$3,417183%75$488$60,22714First Run Features
51Girl on a Bicycle$2,907118%21$1,454$84,8546Monterey Media
52Grand Piano$2,771-45%103$277$14,2513Magnolia / Magnet
53Sweet Dreams (2013)$2,495--4--$624$38,16721International Film Circuit
5420 Feet from Stardom$2,362-76%7-11$337$4,935,16741RADiUS-TWC
55The Retrieval$1,683-77%10$1,683$9,6772Variance Films
56Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,406--1--$1,406$23,8147Rialto Pictures
57Journey to the West$1,359-2%41$340$14,3483Magnolia / Magnet
58Interior. Leather Bar.$1,216-68%10$1,216$37,29412Strand Releasing
59The Rocket (2013)$1,123-46%71$160$50,48711Kino Lorber
61Beijing Love Story$938-81%1-3$938$427,8546China Lion Film
62Big Bad Wolves$90913%20$455$32,82810Magnolia / Magnet
63Deep Sea 3D$855--21$428$46,027,284421Warner Bros. / IMAX
64Fire in the Blood$628--2--$314$27,54829International Film Circuit
65The Right Kind of Wrong$422-29%10$422$1,4182Magnolia Pictures
66Free the Mind$395--1--$395$156,14347International Film Circuit
67In Bloom$363-38%21$182$38,74711Big World Pictures