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Weekend Box Office Report: October 9-11, 2015

The Martian is still sitting on top!

Matt Damon's drama on the red planet remained the biggest box office draw, keeping THE MARTIAN at #1 for a second weekend with an estimated $37 million!

The space survival thriller from director Ridley Scott dropped only 32% from its opening last week for a 10-day domestic total of $108.7 million (which is its approximate reported cost).

In second place once again was Adam Sandler's monster 'toon HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 with $20.3 million. The sequel has been doing solid business with a $116 million domestic total on its third weekend in theaters.

Opening in third was the new fantasy-adventure PAN with $15.5 million. Initially scheduled for a June release, the $150 million origin spin on J.M. Barrie's classic tale came from director Joe Wright (HANNA, PRIDE & PREJUDICE) and star Hugh Jackman. The PG spectacle didn't impress critics (23% on Rotten Tomatoes), while moviegoers gave it a 'B+' CinemaScore.

The Anne Hathaway/Robert De Niro comedy THE INTERN was in fourth with $8.6 million as it gets close to a $50 million domestic total. The Emily Blunt/Josh Brolin/Benicio Del Toro drug war thriller SICARIO came in fifth with $7.3 million, down 40% on its second weekend in wide release.

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS was in sixth with $5.2 million. The young-adult post-apocalyptic thriller doesn't seem likely to reach the $102 million domestic finish of the first movie, but the sequel is now up to $239 million worldwide so far.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's high-wire act THE WALK expanded to wide release from its large-screen premiere and placed seventh with $3.6 million. The vertigo-inducing Robert Zemeckis film now has a $6.3 million domestic total (on a reported cost of $35 million).

Closing out the Top 10 was the Johnny Depp mobster drama BLACK MASS, followed by the mountain adventure EVEREST and M. Night Shyamalan's horror movie THE VISIT.

Outside the chart, WAR ROOM and THE PERFECT GUY disappeared while Pixar's INSIDE OUT has now passed $800 million worldwide. The limited release of STEVE JOBS earned a remarkable $130k per-screen average along with strong reviews (89% on Rotten Tomatoes) before it adds more screens next weekend. 

Next week has Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborating again on the espionage thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES, director Guillermo del Toro opens his haunted house with CRIMSON PEAK, and Jack Black tries to frighten the kiddies in the big-screen version of R.L. Stine's GOOSEBUMPS.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Hotel Transylvania 2 $20.3 M $116.8 M
2. The Martian $37 M $108.7 M
3. Pan $15.5 M
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4. The Intern $8.6 M $49.5 M
5. Sicario $7.3 M $26.7 M
6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials $5.2 M $70.6 M
7. The Walk $3.6 M $6.3 M
8. Black Mass $3.1 M $57.5 M
9. Everest $3 M $38.2 M
10. The Visit $2.4 M $61 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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