• The Martian sets a 2015 record for four weeks at top of the chart
The box office was stuck on $9.5m again this week as The Martian clocked up its fourth week at #1. That is a record this year with even Jurassic World lasting three weeks on top. However that is where the comparisons with Jurassic World ends. After its fourth week, Jurassic World had banked $44m, while The Martian sits on $21m. That’s still a great result for the film which managed to open at a time when there weren’t many blockbusters to challenge it.
The weekend’s biggest opening was at #2 on the chart – Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies which opened with $1.76m on 300 screens with the biggest wide release screen average of $5,880.
Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension opened on 330 screens with $1.33m.
The weekend’s only other major release was Burnt with $875,000 from 246 screens.
Filling out the top five was the fourth weekend of The Intern which dipped below $1m for the first time to $752,000 with a total so far of $7.65m.
The real screen average champ though continues to be Goodbye Mr Loser which opened on 11 screens with a screen average of $31,391 two weeks ago which grew to 13 screens and $9,167 this past weekend. The Chinese comedy film is distributed by the US-based Chinalion Film and has notched up impressive ticket sales in those few cinemas close to $610,000 in a fortnight.
The global release of the Ed Sheeran concert film Jumpers For Goalposts did $115,000 on just 20 screens.
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