Monday Madness (Box Office Roundup Top 7)

First Place-Goosebumps won the weekend with 23.6 million dollars in its first weekend. Jack Black returns to the big screen as R.L. Stine and scores big.

Big Picture:  Sony Pictures has to be pleased to have two hits this fall (Hotel Transylvania 2 and Goosebumps) this week.

Second-  Despite dropping from first place, The Martian made another 21.3 million. It’s domestic total is now 143.5 million which means it clears its 108 million budget with ease. (318.9 million worldwide) This is one of Ridley Scott’s finest movies, aided by a great cast which is led by Matt Damon.

Big Picture: The Martian may wind up as Fox’s best film overall this year. (2015 has proven successful as Home, Spy, Kingsmen:The Secret Service, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb have all broke the 100 million mark. )

In third, Bridge of Spies, the newest Steven Spielberg drama made 15.3 million overall.  With great reviews and high praise about the production value and Tom Hanks, expect the film to easy surpass its 40 million dollar budget.

Big Picture: Given that Buena Vista (Disney) has hit major box-office wins with Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Cinderella, and Ant-Man. They would likely be fine if Bridge of Spies breaks even.

Fourth Place- Crimson Peak– 13.1 million.  Guillermo del Toro created a film which is beautifully crafted with great acting, but weak writing and therefore a predictable plot and lackluster characters.

Big Picture:  Even if Crimson Peak underperforms, Universal has had an incredible year thanks to Jurassic World alone. (Also, scoring big with Furious Seven, Minions, Pitch Perfect 2, Fifty Shades of Gray, Straight Outta Compton, Unbroken and Trainwreck which all managed above 100 million domestically.)

Fifth- Hotel Transylvania 2–  12.6 million.  This star-studded animated comedy featuring Adam Sandler and friends has already been a smash hit as it amassed 267.9 million worldwide. Expect this film to have stable legs all the way into November.

Sixth- Pan– 5.8 million. Another depressing weekend for this flop.  In two weeks it has only collected 73.2 million worldwide. Consider it’s budget of 150 million, this movie likely going to end up costing Warner Brothers money.

Seventh- The Intern– 5.4 million dollars. This more mature comedy featuring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway has done quite well overall. Worldwide it hit 136.1 million.

Big Picture: The Intern has done well, but Pan is a major flop. Warner Brothers has has some big hits like American Sniper, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, San Andreas, and Mad Max: Fury Road, but is certainly feeling some of their misses this year like Pan and We Are Your Friends.

About Andrew the Movie Guy 14

Andrew was born and raised in New England. Fell in love with movies at an early age thanks to Disney's Golden Age in the 1990's. Developed a respect for older films thanks to his grandfather. Now has viewed well over a 1,000 films from the very first films all the way to the present day. Andrew's favorite movies are numerous, but he counts The Princess Bride, Jaws, Arsenic and Old Lace, 12 Angry Men, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Lion King among his regular top five of all time.
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