Box Office Review: Pan Flops, Martian Continues To Rule

October 12, 2015


Warner Bros. is facing another disappointment this year after Joe Wright’s Pan can’t seem to live up to the hype.

The film opened at $15.5. million in North America, which is a catastrophic result for a motion picture project with a $150 million budget.

Not only was Pan embarrassed by Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which sits at a comfortable $108.7 million domestically, and $117.8 million worldwide, but Pan was also beaten hard by Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 2, which earned $20.3 million and has so far grossed $116.8 million after three weeks of being featured in theatres.

This past weekend saw $37 million for The Martian in the U.S. and another $56.8 million internationally, bringing the tally to a total of $226.5 million since the film’s September 24 release.

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs also saw success at the box office this weekend, taking in $521,000 from four theaters for Universal, with a location average of $130,236, which is the top screen average right after American Sniper with $158,354.