'The Martian' Still #1 with $10.75M on Friday; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Adds $5.3M; 'Pan' ($5.2M) & 'The Walk' ($1.15M) Underwhelm; 'Steve Jobs' Excellent In Platform DebutOctober 10, 2015 03:40 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports that The Martian easily retained first place to begin its second weekend with $10.75 million on Friday, down just 41 percent from opening day last week. That gives the strongly received adaptation of Andy Weir's novel from director Ridley Scott an eight-day domestic haul of $82.46 million, putting it 7 percent ahead of the pace of Interstellar and 10 percent behind Gravity. BoxOffice is projecting an excellent sophomore frame of $36.8 million for the Matt Damon-led film.

Repeating in second place this weekend will be Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 as it eased just 29 percent from last Friday to $5.3 million yesterday. In the process, the hit animated sequel crossed the $100 million domestic barrier and now stands with $101.8 million earned stateside through 15 days of play -- 14 percent ahead of where its predecessor stood at the same point. BoxOffice projects a $23 million third weekend.

Debuting in third place on Friday and for the weekend is Warner Bros.' Pan. Peter's origin story landed a modest $5.2 million opening day (including Thursday night's $650,000), falling 32 percent short of Jack the Giant Slayer's $7.69 million opening Friday in March 2013. The latter film was also considerably less front-loaded after its $400,000 Thursday night previews, leading us to believe Pan may not hold up nearly as well over the weekend despite the potential for family business. Early word of mouth is struggling as well with a "B+" CinemaScore, a 21 percent critical score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a low-for-its-genre 51 percent Flixster user rating as of this morning. The studio will be looking to international performances to help the film out in the long run. BoxOffice projects a $16.2 million opening weekend in North America.

The Intern fell just 26 percent from last Friday to $2.665 million yesterday in fourth place. That gives Nancy Meyers' latest hit dramedy a 15-day tally of $43.6 million. BoxOffice projects a healthy $8.7 million third frame.

Sicario claimed fifth place yesterday with $2.26 million, down 47 percent from last Friday's first day in wide expansion. With $21.6 million in the bank so far, the well-received film is eyeing a $7.2 million weekend.

Meanwhile, The Walk expanded nationwide following nine days of IMAX release. Unfortunately, the results didn't improve much as the pic earned $1.15 million yesterday. That gives it a $3.86 million domestic total so far, and the studio is projecting a $3.7 million weekend. The film's financial performance stateside is in stark contrast to its actual reception though with Robert Zemeckis' love letter to 1970s New York and Paris earning an "A+" CinemaScore from audiences under 25, an "A-" overall, a strong 86 percent score from Rotten Tomatoes critics, and a very encouraging 85 percent audience score on Flixster. Sony reports the film's production budget was $35 million.

Last but certainly not least, Universal debuted Steve Jobs in four New York/Los Angeles theaters yesterday to a resounding $175,000 -- giving it a robust $43,750 per-location average. That bests the $135,602 opening day of Birdman last October (also in four locations), while far surpassing director Danny Boyle's 127 Hours and its first day of $77,262 (in four locations). Strong buzz and reviews are building the biopic's momentum as its wide expansion in two weeks draws near. Universal is projecting a fantastic $530,000 take for this weekend as a whole.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$36,000,000-50%3,9692$9,070$138,952,8442Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$28,369,000--2,806--$10,110$28,369,0001Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$18,000,000--3,826--$4,705$18,000,0001Disney
4Sex Tape$15,000,000--3,062--$4,899$15,000,0001Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,000,000-39%3,224-689$3,102$227,156,8884Paramount
6Tammy$7,605,000-39%3,402-63$2,235$71,253,0963Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$4,700,000-28%2,229-582$2,109$180,509,1116Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,800,000-37%2,169-716$1,752$160,671,8956Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Earth to Echo$3,260,000-41%2,450-780$1,331$31,979,3143Relativity Media
11Begin Again$2,762,000-2%1,302363$2,121$9,487,6664Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$1,725,000-28%1,030-75$1,675$11,468,6964Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,575,000-67%1,491-1558$1,056$29,258,7503Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$1,230,000-51%1,003-965$1,226$44,463,7205Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

1Chef$1,129,332-10%552-149$2,046$25,941,01711Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$1,110,000-39%602-501$1,844$96,624,6507Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$1,100,000-54%628-603$1,752$63,964,3275Sony / Screen Gems
4Persecuted$959,266--736--$1,303$959,2661Millennium Entertainment
5The Fault in Our Stars$800,000-47%557-445$1,436$121,583,0787Fox
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$700,000-32%387-268$1,809$230,474,6629Fox
8Rio 2$280,000-29%256-29$1,094$130,215,98815Fox
9Neighbors (2014)$221,000-38%230-37$961$149,061,05511Universal
10Third Person$126,256-47%154-73$820$800,3905Sony Pictures Classics

Platform (1 — 99)

1Boyhood$1,197,820209%3429$35,230$1,812,9872IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$495,000--68--$7,279$495,0001Focus
3Obvious Child$139,888-36%96-38$1,457$2,602,7777A24
4Ida (2014)$118,000-20%75-13$1,573$3,334,06412Music Box Films
5Belle$114,000-17%92-15$1,239$10,451,68412Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$45,700-4%33-7$1,385$2,062,7809Roadside Attractions
7Land Ho!$36,0755%73$5,154$85,8902Sony Pictures Classics
8I Origins$28,719--4--$7,180$28,7191Fox Searchlight
9There’s No Place Like Utopia$27,830--1--$27,830$27,8301Rocky Mountain Pictures
10Mood Indigo$25,121--2--$12,561$25,1211Drafthouse Films
11Yves Saint Laurent$24,361-28%11-3$2,215$209,1074Weinstein Company
12A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$21,19653%93$2,355$106,5215Big World Pictures
13A Five Star Life$16,500--1--$16,500$16,5001Music Box Films
14Code Black$11,592-41%70$1,656$98,5675Long Shot Factory
15The Breakup Guru$8,000-44%3-3$2,667$201,6414China Lion Film
17Alive Inside$7,150--1--$7,150$7,1501BOND/360
18Fed Up$4,715-20%12-8$393$1,514,64211RADiUS-TWC
19Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$3,32375%104$332$206,2567RADiUS-TWC