'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, May. 28 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$12,926,000-9%3,445--$3,752$27,134,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2Shrek Forever After$11,360,837156%4,3678$2,602$101,111,1882Paramount / DreamWorks
3Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$10,208,668--3,646--$2,800$10,208,6681Disney
4Iron Man 2$4,440,472141%3,804-373$1,167$263,017,3824Paramount
5Robin Hood$2,867,00086%3,373-132$850$75,587,0003Universal
6Letters to Juliet$1,798,453121%2,825-150$637$32,501,8713Summit
7Just Wright$595,167109%1,195-636$498$16,592,6853Fox Searchlight
8Date Night$518,503144%1,126-743$460$92,216,2118Fox
9MacGruber$458,00033%2,546-5$180$6,109,0002Universal / Rogue

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$285,681114%825-926$346$211,889,90010Paramount / DreamWorks
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$277,00071%891-1234$311$61,056,0005Warner Bros. / New Line
4City Island$92,721191%201-33$461$4,421,99611Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$81,22556%391-688$208$36,316,5386CBS Films
6The Bounty Hunter$79,333--287117$276$65,377,55211Sony / Columbia
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$70,768202%283-69$250$62,505,63611Fox
8Kites$69,17882%176-32$393$1,251,8072Reliance Big Cinema
9Hot Tub Time Machine$63,00097%36486$173$49,785,00010MGM
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$61,000118%225-187$271$161,162,0009Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$56,99652%247-314$231$41,712,0647Sony / Screen Gems
13Furry Vengeance$39,79252%247-1122$161$16,324,3475Summit
14Shutter Island$36,40280%201-55$181$127,679,00715Paramount
15Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$27,501455%17744$155$59,859,4229Lionsgate
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$17,89662%108-58$166$88,477,04616Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 28 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$93,0003%480$1,938$6,774,00011Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Princess Kaiulani$24,65918%38-9$649$529,2483Roadside Attractions
4Solitary Man$22,051150%62$3,675$154,6072Anchor Bay
5The Losers$22,000137%83-102$265$23,150,0006Warner Bros.
6Under the Sea 3D$18,000-10%180$1,000$22,184,00068Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Ghost Writer$16,076139%58-28$277$15,254,73415Summit
8The Tooth Fairy$7,60122%76-39$100$59,932,08819Fox
9The Secret of Kells$6,366107%252$255$513,83613GKIDS
10Our Family Wedding$5,3952%52-32$104$20,191,19312Fox Searchlight
11The Square (2010)$4,707272%153$314$272,1318Apparition
12The Joneses$877-1%8-19$110$1,432,8247Roadside Attractions
13Racing Dreams$802--8-25$100$24,0782Hanover House
14The Runaways$698-41%11-19$63$3,568,15511Apparition