After four new movies opened in wide release this weekend, it was Goosebumps that came out on top, besting The Martian to take first place.
Based on the bestselling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Jack Black, Goosebumps opened to $23.5 million in 3,501 theaters, earning an A CinemaScore. This marks Sony’s second PG-rated Halloween movie to debut at No. 1 this year, as Hotel Transylvania 2 did the same in late September.
The Martian, however, wasn’t that far behind, earning $21.5 million to take second place. After three weekends, its domestic total is now at $143.8 million.
Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies debuted to $15.4 million in 2,811 theaters, placing third. The Disney Cold War drama, which stars Tom Hanks as a lawyer negotiating the release of an American pilot, earned an A CinemaScore.
Universal’s Crimson Peak placed fourth, coming in below predictions with $12.9 million in 2,984 locations. Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror, which stars Mia Wasikoska as a young woman who moves into her new husband’s (Tom Hiddleston) haunted home, earned a B- CinemaScore.
Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out the top five, earning $12.5 million in its fourth weekend. The animated film, starring Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, has earned $136.4 million domestically.
This weekend’s other new wide release, the faith-based drama Woodlawn, debuted to $4.1 million. Woodlawn, which stars Sean Astin and tells the true story of a 1970s high school football team dealing with racial tensions, earned an A+ CinemaScore.
At the specialty box office, Steve Jobs expanded to 60 theaters, earning $1.6 million. Danny Boyle’s Jobs biopic, starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, opened with the year’s best per-theater average last weekend, and it’ll go wide on Oct. 23. To date, it’s earned $2.3 million.
Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, adapted from Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel, opened in four theaters, earning a solid $120,000 for a per-theater average of $30,000. Truth, on the other hand, about the Dan Rather CBS scandal, opened in six theaters to $76,646. And after debuting on Netflix and in theaters on the same day, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation made $50,699 in 31 theaters.
Here are this weekend’s top five at the box office:
1. Goosebumps — $23.5 million
2. The Martian — $21.5 million
3. Bridge of Spies — $15.4 million
4. Crimson Peak — $12.9 million
5. Hotel Transylvania 2 — $12.5 million