Weekend Box Office Review for October 9th – October 12th

By on October 13, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend, The Martian and Hotel Transylvania 2 were able to maintain the top two spots at the box office. Newcomer Pan debuted at #3 behind poor reviews and only made back $15 million of its $150 million budget in its opening weekend stateside. Last weekend, The Walk was only shown in IMAX, but this weekend it expanded into theaters everywhere, and was only able to reach #7 making $3.65 million. New biopic Steve Jobs was only released in four theaters this weekend, but still put up big numbers. It should make a strong push into the Top 10 when, it is widely released on October 23rd and it may also get some Oscar buzz. Next weekend, Jack Black stars in Goosebumps, Guillermo del Toro directs Crimson Peak, and Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: The Martian

Weekend Gross: $37 million

Total Gross: $108.7 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: Hotel Transylvania 2

Weekend Gross: $20.3 million

Total Gross: $116.8 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: Pan

Weekend Gross: $15.5 million

Total Gross: $15.5 million

Director: Jon Wright

Starring: Hugh Jackman ($150 million net worth) as Blackbeard, Levi Miller as Peter, Garrett Hedlund ($6 million net worth) as Hook and Rooney Mara ($8 million net worth) as Tiger Lily.

Average Rating: 4.6/10

Budget: $150 million

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#4: The Intern

Weekend Gross: $8.7 million

Total Gross: $49.6 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: Sicario

Weekend Gross: $7.4 million

Total Gross:  $26.7 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

#6: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Weekend Gross: $5.3 million

Total Gross: $70.6 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

#7: The Walk

Weekend Gross: $3.7 million

Total Gross: $6.4 million

Director: Robert Zemeckis ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt ($35 million net worth) as Philippe Petit and Ben Kingsley ($40 million net worth) as Papa Rudy.

Average Rating: 8.4/10

Budget: $35 million

#8: Black Mass

Weekend Gross: $3.1 million

Total Gross: $57.6 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

#9: Everest

Weekend Gross: $3 million

Total Gross:  $38.2 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

#10: The Visit

Weekend Gross: $2.4 million

Total Gross: $61.1 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

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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