While "The Martian" was able to keep the #1 spot for its fourth week out of five newcomers "Our Brand is Crisis" and "Burnt" bombed badly. Neither could even crack the top five actually. That is actually Bradley Cooper's second bomb this year, the first being "Aloha.'

"Spectre" opened overseas and is breaking records, it opens in the US this weekend and it will be interesting to see if it can maintain that momentum. 

Rank   Title Studio Weekend Gross % Change     Total Gross   Week #
1   The Martian Fox $11,715,097 -25.5%       $183,121,850   5
2   Goosebumps Sony $9,867,077 -36.4%       $56,761,492   3
3   Bridge of Spies BV $8,389,284 -26.2%       $45,531,900   3
4   Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony $5,860,784 -34.0%       $156,035,264   6
5   The Last Witch Hunter LG/S $5,162,398 -52.3%       $19,025,259   2

 

A quick note on budgets and dollar figures:
Films making back their budgets is a good sign, but that is just the money to film. It doesn't include distribution and marketing. Marketing can cost as much as a film. That big Superbowl spot is spendy. So take that into account when judging a film's success. Hitting $100 million isn't the same as it once was.

All dollar amounts in the top 5 come from estimates based on ticket sales unless noted otherwise. Occasionally this article will be published when actual results come out, which is usually late Monday afternoon. For more about this and other ins and outs of movie tracking click here.

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