A week away from Halloween proved to a be scary time at the box office for new movies.
“Jem and the Holograms” bombed at historical levels, scraping up only $1.3 million — or just $545 a screen — to become what may be the worst-performing major studio movie ever to open on more than 2,000 screens, according to weekend estimates.
“The Last Witch Hunter” and “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” also faltered, bringing in only about $11 million and $8 million respectively. For the Vin Diesel-starring “Witch Hunter,” the poor fourth-place opening may have doomed any chances of the film launching a franchise.
With the new releases languishing, “The Martian” reclaimed No. 1 with nearly $16 million in its fourth week, just ahead of “Goosebumps” with about $15.5 million in week two. “Bridge of Spies” had $11.4 million for third, with only a small drop-off in ist second week. “Hotel Transylvania 2″rounded out the top five with $9 million in week five.
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