Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Pretty Much Every Movie Flops Again


This weekend, Burnt, Our Brand Is Crisis and Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.

#1 The Martian- $11,400,000


In its fifth week, The Martian came in first place. Four out of its five weeks The Martian has been number one, only having been pushed to second place by Goosebumps once a couple weeks ago. While I applaud the film's success, it's kind of pathetic that it can take top spot while making only $11 million. It's really a testament to how poor the box office has been the past couple weeks. So far the film has made $428 million worldwide, which is a home-run for Ridley Scott. I am very happy for this film's continuous success, as it deserves every penny it earns. You can read our review of the film here

#2 Goosebumps- $10,210,000


In its third week, Goosebumps came in second place. Some people thought that with it being Halloween weekend, that the film could get an extra boost at the box office. But unfortunately, that didn't happen. The Jack Black has made $66 million worldwide on a $58 million dollar budget, so it still has a while to go in order to break even. At this point, I don't think it will. It had a decent marketing campaign, and it really doesn't have enough momentum to break past that number. So I don't think we'll be seeing a Goosebumps 2 anytime soon. 

#3 Bridge of Spies- $8,060,000


In its third weekend, Bridge of Spies came in third place. The Steven Speilberg Cold War thriller hasn't been doing spectacular either, having made only $57 on a $44 million dollar budget. Similar to Goosebumps, it still has quite a hike in order to break even. But unlike Goosebumps, I think Bridge of Spies is in a better position to actually break even. It didn't have as extensive of a marketing campaign as the former did, giving is a better opportunity to break even. But I don't think it will much beyond getting its money back. But we'll have to wait and see.

#4 Hotel Transylvania 2- $5,830,000


In its sixth week, Hotel Transylvania 2 came in fourth place. I have been saying for a long time now that I didn't think the sequel would make more than the original. But now I stand corrected. The sequel has made $373 million worldwide, which beats out the original's haul of $358 million. To defend myself, I didn't expect this film to be nearly as successful as it has been. It has yet to drop out of the top 5, and even jumped from fifth to fourth place, in its sixth week. It's crazy. If this had been a normal box office weekend, Hotel Transylvania 2 would have been far down the list. But this wasn't a normal box office weekend. 

#5 Burnt- $5,038,000


In its opening weekend, Burnt came in fifth place. I was way off with my predictions for this weekend. I thought Burnt would come in third place. Bradley Cooper is a big name, so I thought that at least would guarantee an audience. I was mistaken on that. But to be fair, I didn't expect the highest grossing movie of the weekend to make $11 million. Burnt made only $5 million, which is very disappointing. The film had a $20 million dollar budget, and I really don't see a way for it to earn back its money. This is just a very disappointing weekend for the box office overall. 

Also, Our Brand Is Crisis came in eighth place with $3.4 million and Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse came in twelfth place with $1.3 million. Analysists are saying that this is officially the worst weekend at the box office of 2015. The top 12 films made a combined total of $62 million. That is really bad.

To re-cap, #1 was The Martian, #2 was Goosebumps, #3 was Bridge of Spies, #4 was Hotel Transylvania 2 and #5 was Burnt.

Next week, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie open in wide release, while Trumbo and Spotlight open in limited release. Here's my predicition for the top 5: #1 Spectre, #2 The Peanuts Movie, #3 The Martian, #4 Goosebumps, #5 Bridge of Spies

What do you think of this past weekend's box office? What will be number one next weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate
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