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‘The Martian’ takes slowest weekend box office of the year

The Martian
Source: 20th Century Fox

This past weekend was the type that has the film industry completely shook as even new movies by normally dependable box office stars like Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock couldn’t get people into the seats at theaters across the country.

Continuing in a downward spiral from last week that saw the highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic open to nationwide release with just $7.5 million after doing very well in its limited release run, both Cooper and Bullock’s new films dramatically underperformed with neither toppling $10 million in their opening weeks. In fact, the combined gross of both films was not enough to muster $10 million.

In what has proven to be the worst weekend at the box office in all of 2015, Matt Damon’s The Martian holds on to the top spot for the second week in a row (and fourth week out of five) with a mere $11.4 million draw. Following behind The Martian, and maintaining their respective spots at two and three from last week are Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies with $10.2 million and $8 million earned, respectively. Moving up a notch from five to four this week is the animated farce Hotel Transylvania 2 taking in another $5.8 million. And rounding out the top five is the aforementioned Bradley Cooper led cooking comedy, Burnt, which brought in $5 million in its opening weekend.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below:

1. The Martian$11.4M

2. Goosebumps – $10.2M

3. Bridge of Spies – $8M

4. Hotel Transylvania 2  – $5.8M

5. Burnt – $5M

6. The Last Witch Hunter  – $4.7M

7. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – $3.45M

8. Our Brand Is Crisis$3.43M

9. Crimson Peak   $3.1M

10. Steve Jobs  $2.5M

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