3 Nov – There weren't many changes at the U.S., Malaysia and Singapore weekend box office for 29 October to 1 November 2015.
While there were some reshuffling of positions at the Malaysia and Singapore charts, the U.S. weekend box office charts remained the same as the previous week.
"The Martian" was happily stranded at the top spot in the U.S. with no new releases strong enough to challenge it. Collecting another USD11.7 million last weekend, based on Box Office Mojo stats, the more than 2-hour long Ridley Scott sci-fi action movie starring Matt Damon has now grossed USD428.9 million worldwide.
Nothing is scaring "Goosebumps" off the second place as the Jack Black-starrer took in another USD9.8 million over the weekend, bringing its worldwide gross to a total of USD75.3 million worldwide. Last weekend being the end of October, which also meant Halloween, The Rob Letterman movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular "Goosebumps" book series might have benefited from the cinema-going crowd who was looking for something scary and fun to watch to celebrate the day.
Placing third on the chart with a weekend collection of USD8.3 million in the U.S., "Bridge of Spies" proved once it's infiltrated a spot, it'd be tough to remove. The Tom Hank-starrer, directed by Steven Spielberg, has now grossed USD57.8 million worldwide.
Over in Malaysia, Vin Diesel- starrer "The Last Witch Hunter" made no move from first place. Still enjoying its moment at second place is Taiwanese rom-com "Our Times". However, previous third placer, "Goosebumps", was bumped down a spot when "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" sneaked in and took the number three spot on its opening weekend.
Editor Gregory Plotkin's directorial debut might have opened third in Malaysia but the horror movie failed to impress elsewhere, as it barely made the top ten in the U.S. and only opened fifth in Singapore.
Taiwanese producer Frankie Chen's directorial debut, "Our Times", however, managed to top the Singapore chart. Climbing up a spot, the movie has dethroned "The Last Witch Hunter". The latter had to surrender two spots and ended up at number three. Meanwhile, "Goosebumps" made a chilling return to the top three, currently placing second between the two aforementioned movies.
Malaysia's new releases for last weekend include "Juvana 2", "The Sand", "Tales Of Halloween", "Howl", "Big Fortune Hotel", "Under the Mask", "Iravan", "Purgatory" and "Om Shanti Om".
New movies that opened in Singapore last weekend are "Kanche", "Main Aur Charles", "Baby Steps", "Paranormal Activity:The Ghost Dimension", "Burnt" and "Date A Live The Movie: Mayuri Judgement".
Box office takings for the weekend just gone
(29 October - 01 November 2015)