Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: November 1, 2015

Mars in The Martian

It was the worst weekend at the box office this year as the holdovers successfully defended the top spot from the newcomers again.

Topping the charts this week is The Martian, which made $11.4 million. The film's domestic total is now up to $182.8 million. That means it is all but guaranteed to become director Ridley Scott's highest-grossing movie of his career, surpassing 2000's Gladiator.

Coming in second is Goosebumps. The film took advantage of its positive reviews and the Halloween holiday for a nice outing over the weekend. It brought in $10.2 million in its third weekend to raise its domestic total to $57.1 million.

Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies comes in third again with $8 million. The historical drama has not had an impressive commercial showing when compared to some of the director's other works, but it keeps chugging along in a very uncompetitive marketplace. The Oscar contender is now up to $45.2 million.

Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies

Coming in fourth is Hotel Transylvania 2, which made $5.8 million in its sixth weekend. Much like Goosebumps, the animated sequel got a boost thanks to its family-friendly tone and the Halloween holiday. It's now up to $156 million domestically.

Rounding out the top five is Burnt (read our review) with $5 million. It is the only new release from this weekend to finish this high at the box office. Star Bradley Cooper has had a number of hits under his belt in the last few years, but interest was very low for this cooking drama. The reviews were mostly negative, which definitely hurt buzz for the film. Luckily for Cooper, he has David O. Russell's Joy coming later in the year.

The Last Witch Hunter is #6 with $4.7 million, which is a 56.1 percent drop from its opening weekend numbers. As expected, the latest Vin Diesel vehicle was not able to turn things around and will not become a massive hit for the actor. The film is up to $18.6 million domestically.

Found-footage horror flick Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is seventh with $3.4 million. The supposed final film in the franchise has now made $13.5 million.

Billy Bob Thorton Sandra Bullock Our Brand is Crisis

Debuting at #8 with $3.4 million is Our Brand is Crisis (read our review), which obviously bombed hard in its opening weekend. Unsurprisingly, that's the lowest wide opening weekend for star Sandra Bullock. The film did not get many good reviews, which is a death blow for a "smaller" film in the middle of awards season. Due to its word of mouth, it's unlikely it can turn things around.

Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak is #9 with $3.1 million. The film has now made $27.7 million in its domestic run.

Finishing off the top ten is Steve Jobs. Danny Boyle's biopic of the late tech icon made $2.5 million in its second weekend of wide release, a whopping 63.7 percent decrease from last week. Despite good reviews and some Oscar buzz, the film has not found much commercial success. It has made $14.5 million so far.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates -- based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, November 2 -- at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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