Monday, October 12, 2015
The Martian keeps the rescue coming, while Pan walks the plank.
Story by Matt CummingsAs discussed in our Inside the Bucket podcast this weekend, the US box office proved once again that legitimately bad press can kill a movie long before it gets released. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott's newest film continues to impress. HERE. HERE). Although it's received a good B+ from CinemaScore, we think it won't hold up with less-than curious audiences who have no vested interest in the franchise. There's no word of how this affect Pan's bottom line, but even with the most meager of expectations, this one will have trouble throughout October. The Intern held firm in fourth place with $8.68m. The Nancy Meyers film slid only 26%, led by strong word of mouth (not from us from older moviegoers. Its success is also due to a lack of comedies out there, forcing audiences to pick from this kind of low-hanging fruit. and the relative lack of comedies in the current marketplace are all helping boost holding power for the film. The Intern has grossed $49.59m in 17 days. HERE). Sustainability is Still a Problem The Walk, which came in a distant No. 7 with just $3.72m. But even with significantly better choices out there, including leftovers Black Mass and Pawn Sacrifice, audiences could take on a "What have you done for me lately?" expectation, rather than rewarding Hollywood for its perseverance. Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.