Photo finish, The Martian and Goosebumps battle for first place

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Actor Matt Damon, center, demonstrates how to act like you're floating in space next to director Ridley Scott, left, and actress Jessica Chastain during a press conference to promote the film "The Martian" during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

CHICOPEE Mass. (WWLP) – If estimates hold The Martian will regain first place for the weekend, but it will do so with only $400,000k separating itself from Goosebumps.

The Martian had another amazing hold this weekend dropping only 26% to an estimated $15.9 million. It continues to outpace Interstellar through the same point in its run. That movie finished with $188 by the end of its run, which Martian should easily surpass.

The Martian also has an outside chance of beating The Bourne Ultimatum as Matt Damon’s highest grossing movie. It would have to continue to have minimal drops to reach it, but a $227 million finish is not outside the realm of possibility.

Goosebumps came in second according to estimates, but barely. Its $15.5 million was a 35% drop from last weekend. It was able to hold onto more of the family audience on Saturday and Sunday after a weaker Friday. It has reached a running tally of $43 million. With a lot of competition coming out in November, Goosebumps has almost no shot of joining the $100 million club.

In this image released by Disney, Tom Hanks, second left, Amy Ryan, center, and Alan Alda, right, appear in a scene from "Bridge of Spies." (Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PIctures via AP)
In this image released by Disney, Tom Hanks, second left, Amy Ryan, center, and Alan Alda, right, appear in a scene from “Bridge of Spies.” (Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PIctures via AP)

Bridge of Spies came in third as predicted with a strong $11.3 million in total. Its 26.1% was a better hold than The Terminal had in its second weekend, but is still tracking behind the pace of that movie.

The Last Witch Hunter placed fourth for the weekend with $10.8 million. The opening was similar to Vin Diesel’s Pitch Black and Babylon A.D., both of those movies finished with less than $40 million.

Hotel Transylvania 2 has matched its predecessor’s final tally at $148 million. It brought in an estimated $9 million for the weekend, and still has a shot at reaching $175 total.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension placed 6th with $8.2 million. It made a little over 40% of its weekend on Friday. Like most horror offerings it was extremely frontloaded. With returns on the franchise decreasing, I expect it will be several years before anyone attempts to reboot the series.

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film, "Steve Jobs." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Universal Pictures via AP)
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film, “Steve Jobs.” The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Universal Pictures via AP)

The Steve Jobs expansion completely destroyed the amazing per theater averages it had enjoyed in limited release. Averaging less than $3000 per theater, Jobs placed 7th with $7.2 million for the weekend and just under $10 million for its entire run.

Crimson Peak and The Intern followed with $5.6 million and $3.8 million respectively. Tenth place however, went to Sicario instead of Woodlawn. Sicario was able to make $2.9 million, a drop of only 36% despite losing almost 700 theaters for the weekend.

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Box-office top ten (Chart provided by The Associated Press):

1.“The Martian,” $15.9 million ($30 million international).

2.”Goosebumps,” $15.5 million ($5.8 million international).

3.“Bridge of Spies,” $11.4 million ($5.1 million international).

4.”The Last Witch Hunter,” $10.8 million ($13.4 million international).

5.”Hotel Transylvania 2,” $9 million ($28.7 million international).

6.”Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” 8.2 million ($18 million international).

7.”Steve Jobs,” $7.3 million.

8.“Crimson Peak,” $5.6 million ($7.8 million international).

9.“The Intern,” $3.9 million ($7.8 million international).

10.”Sicario,” $2.9 million.

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