‘The Martian’ blasts off to near record-setting numbers to take weekend box office

Matt Damon’s latest film, The Martian, proved to be in a world of its own with moviegoers this weekend. According to box-office estimates, the space thriller that finds Damon’s character stranded on Mars, opened to a near record $55 million, narrowly missing the record for an October open held by another space flick, Gravity, which opened […]