Burnt, Our Brand is Crisis Open in Worst Box Office Weekend of 2015




Not even Bradley Cooper‘s charm in Burnt or the Sandra Bullock‘s headstrong determination in Our Brand is Crisis could save the Box Office this weekend, with the worst numbers of 2015 thus far.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian maintained its hold on the top spot with $11.4 million, now in its fifth week. Goosebumps, the family friendly Halloween feature starring Jack Black, came in second with $10.2 million in its third week. Bridge of Spies, the Cold War drama featuring actor/director duo, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, took the third place spot with $8.1 million, also in its third week. Hotel Transylvania 2, appropriate for the Halloween season, is holding strong in the top five at fourth place in its sixth week with $5.8 million.

Burnt opened this weekend, barely managing to edge out Vin Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter, with a disappointing $5 million. Bradley Cooper stars in the John Wells film as a hotshot chef seeking redemption in London after destroying his career in a drug induced downward spiral. Burnt’s performance likely suffered from harshly negative reviews, earning an aggregate score of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also opening this weekend, Our Brand is Crisis, starring Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton, failed to break the top five, opening in eighth place with $3.4 million. Bullock portrays an American political advisor in South America, sent to install a new leader. David Gordon Green directed the film, which has also been received poorly by critics, with a 33% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite its Halloween appeal, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse also opened this week to a disappointing $1.8 million in twelfth place.

Check back next week to see if Agent 007 can turn around the box office slump with the opening of Daniel Craig’s final Bond film, Spectre, from director Sam Mendes.

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