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'The Martian' lands with $55 million debut

NEW YORK – Ridley Scott’s 3-D space epic “The Martian” touched down in theatres with a robust $55 million at the weekend box office.

The 20th Century Fox release, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut left for dead on Mars, proved moviegoers remain drawn by the gravitational pull of space adventures. 92 more words



The Martian soared to first place at the US box office this weekend taking in an estimated $55 million. It fell just below what Gravity done in its opening weekend back in 2013 ($55.7 million) but could still beat it if the film has a stronger Sunday then expected. 126 more words

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'The Martian' Lands With $55 Million Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, “The Martian” soaked up moviegoers at the box office.

Ridley Scott’s 3-D space epic touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. 609 more words


'The Martian' Tops Foreign Box Office With $45.2 Million

“The Martian” soared into the stratosphere this weekend, picking up a colossal $45.2 million to top foreign sales charts.

Ridley Scott’s outer-space epic debuted in 9,611 screens across 49 markets this weekend, including such major territories as the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia and Hong Kong. 239 more words


Weekend Report: "The Martian" Defies Gravity, "Sicario" Has Solid Expansion

With its simple yet well conveyed premise, fun tone and popular source material, The Martian blasted off with the second highest October debut ever, only behind  741 more words

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Weekend Box Office: Ridley Scott back with "The Martian"

The release of Ridley Scott’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel “The Martian” marks the third outer-space set box office hit in the same number of years. 755 more words


Box Office: THE MARTIAN opens with impressive $55m

Source: Box Office: The Martian Comes Close to Breaking Gravity’s October Opening (ComingSoon.net)

Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels and many more, The Martian received raves from its Toronto International Film Festival premiere and after an $18 million opening day on Friday (with $2.5 million in Thursday previews), it’s being estimated at $55 million for its opening weekend, which is just below that October record set by Gravity.

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