Box Office Report: ‘Pan’ Sinks, ‘The Martian’ Soars

Matt Damon The Martian Astronaut Scene
Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars in ‘The Martian’ (Photo © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

The Martian remains on top of the box office after its second weekend in release while newcomer Pan, which was panned by critics, didn’t even crack the $20 million mark. That’s a big disappointment for Warner Bros Pictures as the Peter Pan tale starring Hugh Jackman (the best thing about the film) had an estimated budget of $150 million. It’s not likely to make that up during its theatrical run, and the low turnout could spell the end of Peter Pan films once and for all.

Also holding strong was the sole family-friendly studio film in theaters, Hotel Transylvania 2. Hotel Transylvania 2, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, is outperforming its predecessor and should retain its lock on family audiences for a few more weeks.

Top 10 Box Office – October 9-11, 2015
1. The Martian – $37,000,000
2. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $20,300,000
3. Pan – $15,530,000
4. The Intern – $8,660,000
5. Sicario – $7,350,000
6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $5,250,000
7. The Walk – $3,650,000
8. Black Mass – $3,130,000
9. Everest – $3,030,000
10. The Visit – $2,420,000