Weekend Box Office Review For October 2nd – October 4th

By on October 7, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

Although this was the fourth straight weekend that a new movie opened up at #1, the trend of the top two spots belonging to newcomers ended after three weeks. It was no surprise that The Martian had a huge debut, and the movie also got stellar reviews. Hotel Transylvania 2 had a very good sophomore weekend and Sicario jumped all the way from #10 to #3 and quadrupled its box office, likely thanks to all of those commercials for it. Next weekend the newest version of the classic tale, Pan opens along with The Walk and biopic Steve Jobs. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: The Martian

Weekend Gross: $55 million

Total Gross: $55 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

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#2: Hotel Transylvania 2

Weekend Gross: $33 million

Total Gross: $90.5 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

#3: Sicario

Weekend Gross: $12.1 million

Total Gross:  $15.1 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

#4: The Intern

Weekend Gross: $11.6 million

Total Gross: $36.5 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

#5: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Weekend Gross: $7.7 million

Total Gross: $63.2 million

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O'Brien ($5 million net worth) as Thomas, Kaya Scodelario ($1 million net worth) as Teresa and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt.

Average Rating: 6.4/10

Budget: $61 million

#6: Black Mass

Weekend Gross: $5.9 million

Total Gross:  $52.5 million

Director: Scott Cooper

Starring: Johnny Depp ($400 million net worth) as James "Whitey" Bulger, Benedict Cumberbatch ($15 million net worth) as Billy Bulger, Dakota Johnson ($1 million net worth) as Lindsey Cyr and Joel Edgerton ($3 million net worth) as John Connolly.

Average Rating: 7.9/10

Budget: $53 million

#7: Everest

Weekend Gross: $5.5 million

Total Gross: $33.2 million

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Starring: Jason Clarke ($2 million net worth) as Rob Hall, Ang Phula Sherpha as Ang Dorjee, Thomas M. Wright as Michael Groom and Josh Brolin ($35 million net worth) as Beck Weathers.

Average Rating: 7.5/10

Budget: $55 million

#8: The Visit

Weekend Gross: $4 million

Total Gross: $58 million

Director: M. Night Shyamalan ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Olivia DeJonge as Becca, Ed Oxenbould as Tyler and Deanna Dunagan as Nana.

Average Rating: 6.7/10

Budget: $5 million

#9: War Room

Weekend Gross: $2.8 million

Total Gross:  $60.5 million

Director: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Priscilla C. Shirer as Elizabeth Jordan, T.C. Stallings as Tony Jordan and Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara.

Average Rating:  5.3/10

Budget: $3 million

  #10: The Perfect Guy

Weekend Gross: $2.4 million

Total Gross: $52.6 million

Director: David M. Rosenthal

Starring: Sanaa Lathan ($4 million net worth) as Leah, Michael Ealy ($3 million net worth) as Carter and Morris Chestnut ($4 million net worth) as Dave.

Average Rating: 4.9/10

Budget: $12 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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