Weekend Box Office: “Goosebumps” gooses “Martian,” $24 million+

boxofficeA Big weekend for mild frights, as “Goosebumps” gets a 3D goose and looks to pull in over $24 million, maybe closer to $27 (Saturday’s kids’ movies are always underestimated by Deadline.com).

That will beat “The Martian,” which is still on track to have a “Gravity” sort of fall. “Martian” is still well over $20 million.

“Bridge of Spies” won’t set any records, but it is comfortably in the upper teens, SOP for an grownup picture in the fall.

“Crimson Peak” has opened right in the middle of the horror pack as far as expectations go. $14 million or so. Horror films, unless they’re franchises (another “Paranormal” is coming), typically do $12-18 million.  Decent reviews have helped it, stately attempt at Gothic by GDToro.

“The Walk” has, sadly, nose-dived. No amount of hype could save it. Dropped out of the top ten in a jiff. “99 Homes” hasn’t cracked the top ten. Awards season buzz notwithstanding.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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