'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, Apr. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$4,726,74036%3,9380$1,200$167,072,6872Disney
2Rio 2$4,260,70360%3,948--$1,079$46,255,8041Fox
3Draft Day$1,249,41443%2,781--$449$11,906,1681Lionsgate / Summit
4Oculus$1,147,32521%2,648--$433$14,098,7341Relativity Media
6Divergent$1,006,42850%3,110-521$324$126,433,1644Lionsgate / Summit
7God's Not Dead$777,58138%1,860102$418$42,237,4194Freestyle / Pure Flix
8The Grand Budapest Hotel$600,70346%1,467204$409$40,502,0796Fox Searchlight
9Muppets Most Wanted$508,888103%2,261-791$225$46,512,2444Disney
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$385,35290%2,001-930$193$105,851,3216Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Apr. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Non-Stop (2014)$102,98542%762-962$135$89,629,9057Universal
2Bad Words$95,29340%763-311$125$7,289,5425Focus
3The LEGO Movie$91,96859%610-740$151$251,710,77710Warner Bros.
4Need For Speed$87,09054%613-1166$142$42,220,2145Disney / DreamWorks
5300: Rise of an Empire$71,99739%525-1030$137$105,144,6846Warner Bros.
6Sabotage (2014)$58,14015%751-1735$77$10,178,2543Open Road
7Son of God$56,14224%905424$62$59,071,0297Fox
8Frozen (2013)$48,24232%34423$140$399,529,93521Disney
9Cesar Chavez$39,09836%305-359$128$5,254,1253Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Nut Job$27,74544%261-24$106$63,846,51813Open Road
11Gravity$19,85436%202-53$98$273,872,68828Warner Bros.
12Frankie & Alice$16,0802%1710$94$624,0332Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
13Ride Along$15,0200%177-59$85$134,171,51013Universal
14Philomena$9,48644%157-40$60$37,590,96721Weinstein Company
15Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$9,35236%135-290$69$15,866,6185Lionsgate
16The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$2,65717%101-29$26$258,360,28218Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Apr. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$46,63974%370$1,261$522,7912Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Joe (2014)$13,31025%48--$277$129,8321Roadside Attractions
3The Unknown Known$10,00924%80--$125$170,2632RADiUS-TWC
4Dom Hemingway$9,57319%4238$228$137,5792Fox Searchlight
5Cuban Fury$7,74633%79--$98$70,6751eOne Films US
6The Railway Man$7,20428%4--$1,801$74,6911Weinstein Company
712 Years a Slave$5,74258%64-64$90$56,577,23126Fox Searchlight
83 Days to Kill$4,97454%83-48$60$30,463,5848Relativity Media
9Ernest & Celestine$3,40920%3915$87$218,4347GKIDS
10Her (2013)$3,05018%38-47$80$25,561,71017Warner Bros.
11Gloria (2014)$2,6361%247$110$2,069,94212Roadside Attractions
12August: Osage County$2,497152%27-15$92$37,721,57116Weinstein Company
13Dallas Buyers Club$2,49363%33-19$76$27,276,16724Focus
14Veronica Mars$1,42316%23-51$62$3,312,4815Warner Bros.
15Watermark$1,103122%31$368$21,8132eOne Films US
16Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$134191%1-1$134$29,57710Rialto Pictures