Goosebumps topped the box office this weekend, edging The Martian out of the number-one spot and beating three other new releases for the honor. Based on the bestselling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Jack Black, Goosebumps opened to $23.5 million.
The Martian came in a close second with $21.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $143.8 million in three weeks of release. Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies debuted to $15.4 million, for a third place finish.
Guillermo del Toro’s horror film, Crimson Peak, and Hotel Transylvania 2 rounded out the top five, earning $12.9 million and $12.5 million, respectively.
Next week, Halloween horror kicks into high gear with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Bradley Cooper's Burnt goes for Oscar prospects and we'll see if Meryl Streep's Suffragette is as offensive as its marketing materials.
Rewind! Watch our interview with The Martian star Matt Damon below:
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