Goosebumps Beats out Crimson Peak in the Weekend Box Office

 

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Family friendly Goosebumps beats out its horror themed rival, Crimson Peak, at the weekend box office.

Director Rob Letterman brings on the nostalgia with Goosebumps, a fresh, cinematic take on the much beloved children’s horror novels of the same name. Jack Black plays a fantastical version of RL Stine, the series’ real life author, and is joined by Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush. The film follows Stine and two teenagers as they attempt to wrangle the terrifying creatures magically released upon a Delaware town. Goosebumps opened in the top spot with a respectable $23.6 million.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian dropped to second with $21.3 million in its third weekend. The Matt Damon vehicle opened to almost exclusively positive reviews and stands to be a major heavy-hitter in the upcoming awards season.

Bridge of Spies, the latest collaboration between Hollywood powerhouses Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, opened at number three with $15.4 million. Hanks portray an American lawyer who, at the behest of the CIA, must travel to the Soviet Union during the Cold War to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. Both Hanks and Spielberg are receiving praise for the film, which currently has an aggregate score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The second Halloween appropriate film to open this weekend, Crimson Peak, brought in $13.1 million, placing it in fourth place. Genre maestro, Guillermo del Toro, directed and co-wrote the script, along with Matthew Robbins. Crimson Peak is del Toro’s ode to Gothic literature, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Tom Hiddleston.

In its fourth week, Hotel Transylvania 2 rounds out the top five with $12.6 million.

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