'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, Jul. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,410,443-1%4,233--$2,459$120,953,1071Paramount
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,614,01515%3,750-518$697$126,839,9473Fox / DreamWorks Animation
322 Jump Street$2,284,747-6%3,426120$667$145,003,9823Sony / Columbia
5Think Like a Man Too$1,173,4014%2,2250$527$50,381,7372Sony / Screen Gems
6Jersey Boys$1,135,18316%2,9050$391$29,561,1032Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$1,045,1712%2,845-495$367$111,944,6074Fox
8Edge of Tomorrow$761,364-2%2,535-677$300$85,889,3854Warner Bros.
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$540,462-4%2,014-667$268$224,517,1076Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$212,822-4%801-160$266$19,848,9158Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$142,136-3%750-615$190$197,309,4227Warner Bros.
3Rio 2$93,20110%32212$289$128,324,64812Fox
4Neighbors (2014)$92,020-28%510-523$180$147,460,7458Universal
5Blended$87,243-21%475-367$184$43,743,8516Warner Bros.
6A Million Ways to Die in the West$70,225-22%483-934$145$41,881,6805Universal
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$54,549-9%274-160$199$200,300,2569Sony / Columbia
8Heaven is for Real$45,0328%21110$213$90,261,76711Sony / TriStar
9The Grand Seduction$43,5287%119-5$366$2,248,6765eOne Films US
10Belle$41,2737%175-69$236$9,735,3319Fox Searchlight
11Divergent$34,4421%210-79$164$150,613,02815Lionsgate / Summit
12The LEGO Movie$31,3626%33520$94$257,061,16721Warner Bros.
13The Other Woman (2014)$25,977-3%195-36$133$83,456,77610Fox
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$20,24526%141-38$144$111,053,75617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Words and Pictures$17,3031%105-70$165$1,766,0636Roadside Attractions
16Moms' Night Out$16,48211%11767$141$10,307,8188Sony / TriStar
17The Signal (2014)$10,823-9%180-24$60$578,7953Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,12310%410$1,174$3,638,21213Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$17,468-8%90-22$194$58,586,43517Fox Searchlight
4Begin Again$12,737-5%5--$2,547$160,2011Weinstein Company
5God's Not Dead$11,67020%90-22$130$60,626,46315Freestyle / Pure Flix
6The Immigrant$10,50512%61-49$172$2,004,5917Weinstein Company
7Fed Up$8,84764%32-15$276$1,468,5138RADiUS-TWC
8Brick Mansions$5,936-35%31-29$191$20,373,82410Relativity Media
9Yves Saint Laurent$3,700-5%2--$1,850$43,4361Weinstein Company
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$2,923-12%31-15$94$182,0364RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$2,457-23%38-46$65$4,413,09112Weinstein Company
12Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2,17033%21-31$103$8,437,6648Clarius Entertainment
13America (2014)$1,704-14%3--$568$42,2951Lionsgate
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,00718%10--$101$7,4101Freestyle Releasing
15Godzilla: The Japanese Original$408--1--$408$143,23911Rialto Pictures
16The Hornet's Nest$14271%2-1$71$307,1728Freestyle Releasing