'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 Sat, Jun. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge$10,460,880-38%2,536--$4,125$27,236,5201Universal
2Fast & Furious 6$8,202,50535%3,77185$2,175$197,476,6153Universal
3Now You See Me$7,731,87327%3,02095$2,560$55,670,8202Lionsgate / Summit
4The Internship$6,646,8163%3,366--$1,975$13,120,0571Fox
5Star Trek Into Darkness$4,935,52453%3,152-433$1,566$196,606,3754Paramount
7After Earth$4,440,37133%3,4010$1,306$43,177,3912Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$3,077,78531%3,242-323$949$100,418,2513Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$2,482,60546%2,351-544$1,056$392,707,3036Disney
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,744,40129%2,160-475$808$135,046,7945Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$516,81457%5801$891$18,274,2147Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$300,52633%414-92$726$181,450,33412Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$159,93953%370-131$432$92,825,3929Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$108,90543%298-59$365$88,411,3458Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$81,81543%23687$347$98,052,79912FilmDistrict
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$74,22049%236-50$314$121,843,09111Paramount
7Pain and Gain$44,87845%175-32$256$49,191,6607Paramount
8Escape From Planet Earth$39,14020%182-86$215$56,512,84717Weinstein Company
9Evil Dead$38,52242%171131$225$54,210,77110Sony / TriStar
10The Place Beyond the Pines$32,14754%13431$240$21,235,89111Focus
11Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$27,36864%1309$211$9,107,8875Lionsgate
12Quartet$14,03740%11497$123$18,291,80922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The East$107,47772%4137$2,621$277,3852Fox Searchlight
2The Kings of Summer$90,77947%4440$2,063$234,2062CBS Films
3Stories We Tell$64,98261%7031$928$1,054,6705Roadside Attractions
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$62,460-12%5--$12,492$133,4441Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$48,86756%751$652$1,043,6817Weinstein Company
6The Call$28,36234%91-47$312$51,853,57613Sony / TriStar
7The Big Wedding$22,08540%92-34$240$21,361,2217Lionsgate
8The Sapphires$19,127109%55-3$348$2,264,48712Weinstein Company
9We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$16,34572%2514$654$118,2753Focus World
10Lost and Found in Armenia$15,052-12%9--$1,672$32,2141High Top Releasing
11To the Arctic 3D$14,27745%520$275$12,743,07660Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Wish You Were Here (2013)$11,86872%11--$1,079$18,7741eOne Films US
13Jack the Giant Slayer$11,70951%58-85$202$65,164,32615Warner Bros. / New Line
14Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$10,66675%29-9$368$433,3736eOne Films US
15Not Today$7,571-11%191$398$271,8659Freestyle Releasing
16Scary Movie 5$6,15356%510$121$31,429,7069Weinstein / Dimension
17Born to Be Wild 3D$4,125-26%300$138$22,756,977114Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Tiger Eyes$3,267-36%17--$192$8,3691Freestyle Releasing
19Camp (2013)$2,219--0----$319,35016Freestyle Releasing
20From Up on Poppy Hill$2,091103%10-2$209$991,69813GKIDS
21Hello Herman$1,376-38%15--$92$3,5821Freestyle Releasing
22Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$890456%31$297$2,4202Cinema Purgatorio
23Emperor$48146%5-1$96$3,344,79514Roadside Attractions
24Spring Breakers$374-4%5-35$75$14,123,51413A24