Hollywood slumbered through a “very slow” Halloween weekend, with an otherworldly survival epic remaining the most- favorite picture in North America.
“The Martian” was on top for four of the last five weekends, and remained there today, with a paltry $11.4 million in sales, said movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at Rentrak.
“This has clearly been the ‘go-to’ movie during the fall season,” he said. It’s five-week cumulative North American total was estimated at $182.8 million.
The R. L. Stine book-turned movie “Goosebumps” was in second place again this weekend, this time with $10.2 million in sales.
“Bridge Of Spies,” a reality-based Steven Spielberg movie starring Tom Hanks, was third, with $8 million in receipts.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this weekend in the United States and Canada, as estimated by the studios and collated by Rentrak, were “Hotel Transylvania 2” ($5.8 million), “Burnt” ($5 million), “The Last Witch Hunter” ($4.8 million), “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” ($3.5 million), “Our Brand Is Crisis” ($3.4 million), “Crimson Peak” ($3.1 million) and “Steve Jobs” ($2.6 million).