The Martian Kicks Off Box Office Run With $2.5 Million On Thursday Night


The Martian is now in theaters worldwide, and after launching in North America yesterday evening, the Ridley Scott helmed release is already off to a very strong start. The movie, which stars Matt Damon as an astronaut abandoned on Mars and forced to fight for his survival, opened to $2.5 million, and box office analysts are predicting a total haul of somewhere between $45 million to $60 million for the weekend.

With a budget of $110 million, Fox are obviously hoping that The Martian is going to be a huge hit. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive so far (it holds a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes), so strong word of mouth should help to ensure it finishes its opening weekend closer to $60 million than $45 million.


The Martian doesn’t have a lot of competition this at the moment, either, with Sicario (which is just as well reviewed) also opening today, but likely to appeal to a much smaller audience.

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