'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 Tue, Dec. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$1,506,46134%3,463-63$435$248,219,2804Sony / Columbia
2The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$1,442,03719%4,008-62$360$257,255,3793Lionsgate / Summit
3Life of Pi$1,330,71050%2,9281$454$50,732,0102Fox
4Lincoln$1,316,73925%2,0180$652$85,934,5464Disney / DreamWorks
5Rise of The Guardians$777,40337%3,67219$212$50,179,0042Paramount / DreamWorks
6Killing Them Softly$703,54227%2,424--$290$8,070,7921Weinstein Company
7Red Dawn (2012)$507,65723%2,78156$183$32,191,7432FilmDistrict
9Wreck-It Ralph$403,47331%3,087-172$131$158,897,0535Disney
10The Collection$236,3982%1,403--$168$3,572,3531LD Entertainment
11Argo$194,91733%1,043-212$187$101,332,1688Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Dec. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$306,18231%3714$825$11,279,2673Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$272,78827%384318$710$4,593,9313Focus
3Talaash$120,24970%174--$691$1,828,9121Reliance Entertainment
4The Sessions$40,86130%226-289$181$4,654,4587Fox Searchlight
5Taken 2$40,39717%496-267$81$137,238,4739Fox
6Pitch Perfect$30,09016%403-89$75$63,155,34310Universal
7Cloud Atlas$27,73327%194-64$143$26,231,0706Warner Bros.
8The Perks of Being A Wallflower$19,78311%189-53$105$16,678,65111Lionsgate / Summit
9Seven Psychopaths$15,83664%16280$98$14,803,5648CBS Films
10The Man With the Iron Fists$15,57548%174-31$90$15,412,6155Universal
11Alex Cross$5,30026%114-30$46$25,494,7457Lionsgate / Summit
12Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$5,178-2%124-66$42$17,476,6116Open Road
13Trouble with the Curve$4,13946%100-40$41$35,728,03411Warner Bros.
14Ice Age: Continental Drift$3,56028%102-7$35$160,890,40121Fox
16House at the End of the Street$3,061-8%108-30$28$31,558,16711Relativity Media
17Fun Size$2,741-3%116-28$24$9,368,2216Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Dec. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitchcock$49,03432%5033$981$873,8502Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$11,49176%520$221$10,069,33433Warner Bros. / IMAX
3A Late Quartet$11,15712%74-14$151$898,6135Entertainment One / RKO
4The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$5,179357%161$324$183,1612Warner Bros.
5Born to Be Wild 3D$5,14745%300$172$21,440,94587Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Sinister$4,81821%88-39$55$47,778,6698Lionsgate / Summit
7Hecho en Mexico$4,690-13%12--$391$86,2231Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Chasing Mavericks$3,9128%7919$50$5,839,6206Fox
9End of Watch$3,37830%24-10$141$39,232,44011Open Road
10The Master$3,25929%23-2$142$15,879,01112Weinstein Company
11The Dark Knight Rises$3,2080%80-28$40$448,100,21620Warner Bros.
12Arbitrage$2,588-15%35-13$74$7,856,66912Roadside Attractions
13Paranormal Activity 4$2,4521%70-38$35$53,722,7787Paramount
14Silent Night$1,218-3%11--$111$12,2521Anchor Bay Films
15This Must Be the Place$1,00682%7-1$144$129,9565Weinstein Company
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$91253%52-7$18$48,965,06918Fox
17The Intouchables$5933%19-7$31$13,044,27128Weinstein Company