Nothing Magical About Pan
Families didn’t show much interest in Pan, an origins tale of sorts of the beloved Play/Disney movie Peter Pan. The film received scathing reviews, receiving a rotten 23% on the Tomatometer, and scored a 35 on Metacritic. Film’s being pulled from a summer release is a bad sign, and Warner knew they had a pile of turd on their hands, but even a soft October release couldn’t salvage this film. Costing a reported $150 million to make, the $15.5 million opening weekend can’t be considered anything but a disaster.
Warner has a large line of disappointments this year after their management shake ups, including The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Magic Mike XXL, Entourage, Hot Pursuit and yet another delayed film Jupiter Ascending. San Andreas being their lone win this year, Warner is relying heavily on Superman V. Batman come March.
Winning the race this weekend was The Martian earning a better than expected $37 million dropping off a mere 32% and killing it overseas with $119 million. Taking the global earnings to $227
The tale of Philippe Petit’s tight-rope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center,The Walk, faced the biggest blow, finishing in seventh place with an estimated $3.7 million.
It’s certainly the lowest nationwide start on record for the Zemeckis, and the seventh-worst second weekend of all time for a film opening in more than 2,500 locations
Hotel Transylvania 2 took second place in its third weekend with $20.3 million, bumping its total to $116.8 million.
Nancy Meyers‘ workplace comedy The Intern earned $8.7 million, and the border thriller Sicario brought in $7.4 million, to round out the top five
1. The Martian, $37 million
2. Hotel Transylvania 2, $20.3 million
3. Pan, $15.5 million
5. Sicario, $7.4 million
6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, $5.3 million
7. The Walk, $3.7 million
8. Black Mass, $3.1 million
9. Everest, $3 million
10. The Visit, $2.4 million