Sheer star power couldn't win over the weekend box office, as Sandra Bullock's "Our Brand Is Crisis" and Bradley Cooper's "Burnt" both bombed this Halloween weekend, coming it at ninth and fifth place, respectively. The bad news doesn't stop there, as this weekend reportedly had the worst audience turnout of the year.
According to Variety, "Our Brand Is Crisis" debuted to 2,202 screens and brought in $3.4 million, making it the lowest weekend opening of Sandra Bullock's career. Fellow opener "Burnt" was met with similarly disappointing results this weekend, earning only $5 million, despite its release in 2,900 theatres. "Our Brand Is Crisis" and "Burnt" had production budgets of $28 million and $20 million, respectively.
Luckily for "The Martian," the bombing of this week's new movies paved the way for another first place showing at the weekend box office. The Ridley Scott-directed picture earned $11.4 million this weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $182.8 million.
The second and third place spots went to holdovers "Goosebumps" and "Bridge of Spies", which earned $10.2 million and $8.1 million, respectively. This brings the "Goosebumps" total domestic gross to $57.1 million, while "Bridge of Spies" has racked up $45.2 million since its debut.
Coming in at forth place, "Hotel Transylvania 2" brought in $5.8 million this weekend -- giving the film a $156 million total domestic gross.