- Warner Bros.
Turns out more people wanted to take a rocket to Mars than head to Neverland via pixie dust.
Warner Bros.’ “Pan,” – an origin story of the boy who never grows up starring Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara – had a disappointing opening weekend in theaters. Estimates have its three-day total over the Columbus Day weekend at an awful $15.3 million, according to The Wrap (the film has an estimated budget of around $150 million).
But over at 20th Century Fox things are different. In its second weekend the sci-fi adventure “The Martian” is exceeding expectations with an estimated $37 million as of Sunday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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That gives the Matt Damon-stranded-on-Mars adventurer the top spot at the box office for a second straight week.
Things are also good for Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 2.” The kids comedy featuring the vocal talents of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez came in second place with an estimated $20 million, according to The Wrap.
It’s now the first autumn release to surpass the $100 million domestic box office mark.
The weekend also had another landmark. “Steve Jobs” opened in four theaters over the weekend with an estimated $521,000 (per screen average of $130,236), according to THR, making the loose biopic on the Apple cofounder the year’s biggest limited release, according to Variety.