Box-Office Results: Burnt, Scouts Guide and Our Brand is Crisis get buried
Hollywood failed to turn its luck around this week as moviegoers shun three more major openings. “Burnt,” “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and “Our Brand Is Crisis” all failed to meet expectations this week, failing to reach the top-three during their big debuts.
The terrible box-office showings allowed the early-fall releases to stay at the top of charts for at least another week. “The Martian” from FOX took the top-spot again with $11.4M at the domestic box-office. The film is now in its fifth-week on the charts, still showing in an estimated 3,218 locations. The film was directed by Ridley Scott, working off a screen play written by Drew Goddard and based on the novel written by Andy Weir. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig.
Second-place went to “Goosebumps” from Sony Pictures, which earned an additional $10.21M this week. The film-adaptation of the popular children-series screened at an estimated 3,618 locations across the country and is now in its third week since release. The film was directed by Rob Letterman working from a screenplay written by Darren Lemke. The film stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush.
“Bridge of Spies” starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Alan Alda earned an additional $8.06M to take third-place this weekend. The film screened at 2,873 locations and was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Fourth-place went to the animated-comedy “Hotel Transylvania 2” from Sony Pictures with $5.83M. The popular sequel screened at 2,962 locations and has now earned over $156M in just six-weeks.
“Burnt” was one of the three-major releases to hit theaters this weekend and did the best over-all in the new-release category. The film only managed to bring in $5.038M at the domestic box-office, despite featuring stars like Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.
Failing to make the top-five but still worth mentioning were the other two new-releases this week,”Our Brand Is Crisis” and “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.”
Of those two new-releases “Our Brand Is Crisis” from Warner Bros. Pictures did “better” with a terrible $3.43M opening across the country. The film opened to 2,202 locations and stars Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie. The film was directed by David Gordon Green. In the film an American woman, well-versed in political campaigns, is sent to the war-torn lands of South America to help install a new leader but is threatened to be thwarted by a long-term rival.
In the “worst of new-releases” category you’ll find “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” starring Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Joey Morgan. In the film three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. The Paramount Pictures project only managed to earn $1.77M across 1,509 locations during its opening weekend, ranking in twelfth-place overall.