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“The Martian” Returns to #1 at Box Office, “Steve Jobs,” “Paranormal Activity” Disappoint

The Martian [Fox]

After ceding the throne to “Goosebumps” last weekend, “The Martian” returns to the top of the box office chart.

An estimated weekend gross of $15.9 million earned “The Martian” a third, non-consecutive box office victory. It narrowly tops the aforementioned “Goosebumps,” which takes second on the strength of $15.5 million.

“Bridge of Spies” holds at #3 courtesy its $11.4 million, while new release “The Last Witch Hunter” starts at #4. The Vin Diesel vehicle earned $10.8 million in its first weekend.

“Hotel Transylvania 2” completes the Top 5 with a fifth-place, $9.0 million weekend.

New release “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” ($8.2 million) and newly wide “Steve Jobs” ($7.3 million) trail at #6 and #7, respectively. While neither film was expected to post a blockbuster total, both still represent disappointments this weekend.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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