Weekend Box Office Review For October 23rd – October 25th

By on October 29, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend The Martian was able to reclaim the #1 spot and flip with Goosebumps which fell to #2. Steve Jobs had a disappointing opening weekend, despite lots of buzz. Newcomers The Last Witch Hunter and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension both cracked the top six despite poor reviews. An interesting thing to note is that this weekend six out of the Top 10 movies are appropriate for Halloween; either horror films or kids movies about monsters. Next weekend it looks like the biggest movie opening is Our Brand Is Crisis which stars Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton, which is not very promising. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: The Martian

Weekend Gross: $15.9 million

Total Gross:  $166.4 million

Director: Ridley Scott ($180 million net worth)

Starring: Matt Damon ($90 million net worth) as Mark Watney, Jessica Chastain ($12 million net worth) as Melissa Lewis, Kristen Wiig ($16 million net worth) as Annie Montrose and Jeff Daniels ($45 million net worth) as Teddy Sanders.

Average Rating: 9.1/10

Budget: $108 million

#2: Goosebumps

Weekend Gross: $15.5 million

Total Gross:  $43.7 million

Director: Rob Letterman

Starring: Jack Black ($20 million net worth) as R. L. Stine/Slappy/Invisible Boy, Dylan Minnette as Zach, Odeya Rush ($500 thousand net worth) as Hannah, Ryan Lee ($800 thousand net worth) as Champ and Amy Ryan ($3 million net worth) as Gale.

Average Rating: 7.4/10

Budget: $58 million

#3: Bridge of Spies

Weekend Gross: $11.4 million

Total Gross:  $32.6 million

Director: Steven Spielberg ($3.5 billion net worth)

Starring: Tom Hanks ($350 million net worth) as James B. Donovan, Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, Alan Alda ($40 million net worth) as Thomas Waters Jr. and Amy Ryan as Mary Donovan.

Average Rating: 8.9/10

Budget: $40 million

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#4: The Last Witch Hunter

Weekend Gross: $10.8 million

Total Gross:  $10.8 million

Director: Breck Eisner

Starring: Vin Diesel ($145 million net worth) as Kaulder, Rose Leslie ($4 million net worth) as Chloe, Elijah Wood ($30 million net worth) as Dolan 37th and Michael Caine ($75 million net worth) as Dolan 36th.

Average Rating: 4.4/10

Budget: $90 million

#5: Hotel Transylvania 2

Weekend Gross: $9 million

Total Gross:  $148.3 million

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Starring (voices): Adam Sandler ($360 million net worth) as Dracula, Andy Samberg ($16 million net worth) as Jonathan, Selena Gomez ($20  million net worth) as Mavis, Kevin James ($80 million net worth) as Frankenstein and David Spade ($40 million net worth) as Griffin.

Average Rating: 6.9/10

Budget: $80 million

#6: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Weekend Gross: $8.2 million

Total Gross:  $8.2 million

Director: Gregory Plotkin

Starring: Chris J. Murray as Ryan, Brit Shaw as Emily, Ivy George as Leila, Dan Gill as Mike and Olivia Taylor Dudley as Skyler.

Average Rating: 3.3/10

Budget: $10 million

#7: Steve Jobs

Weekend Gross: $7.3 million

Total Gross:  $10 million

Director: Danny Boyle ($40 million net worth)

Starring: Michael Fassbender ($30 million net worth) as Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet ($45 million net worth) as Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen ($55 million net worth) as Steve Wozniack and Jeff Daniels ($45 million net worth) as John Sculley.

Average Rating: 8/10

Budget: $30 million

#8: Crimson Peak

Weekend Gross: $5.6 million

Total Gross:  $22.5 million

Director: Guillermo del Toro ($40 million net worth)

Starring: Mia Wasikowska ($3 million net worth) as Edith Cushing and Jessica Chastain ($12 million net worth) as Lucille Sharpe.

Average Rating: 6.9/10

Budget: $55 million

#9: The Intern

Weekend Gross: $3.9 million

Total Gross: $64.7 million

Director: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Robert De Niro ($200 million net worth) as Ben, Anne Hathaway ($35 million net worth) as Jules and Rene Russo ($40 million net worth) as Fiona.

Average Rating: 7.1/10

Budget: $35 million

#10: Sicario

Weekend Gross: $3 million

Total Gross:  $39.4 million

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Emily Blunt ($16 million net worth) as Kate Macer, Josh Brolin ($35 million net worth) as Matt Graver, Benicio Del Toro ($45 million net worth) as Alejandro and Victor Garber ($5 million net worth) Dave Jennings.

Average Rating: 8.7/10

Budget: $30 million

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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