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The Martian Blasts The Box Office All The Way To The Top

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — 20th Century Fox’s, The Martian, starring Matt Damon soars to the top of the box office. The week the movie was released evidence of water on Mars was discovered and announced in the news.

"That's a studio executive's dream to have that kind of positive news associated with your movie, the perfect coincidence," says Paul Dergarabedian, senior box-office analyst for Rentrak. "The math and science crowd has it going on right now at the movies — science is positively cool. The Martian is not a sequel, but it still had this massive opening."

Dergarbedian added “The Martian” may wind up as one of the biggest October debuts ever. “Gravity” has the month’s top opening with $55.8 million, followed by 2011’s “Paranormal Activity 3” with $52.6 million, 2010’s “Jackass 3D” with $50.4 million and 2013’s “Taken 2” with $49. 5 million.

Top Ten Domestic Movies:

1 Martian, The 20th Century Fox $55,000,000
2 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony $33,000,000
3 Sicario Lionsgate $12,075,000
4 Intern, The Warner Bros. $11,620,000
5 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 20th Century Fox $7,650,000
6 Black Mass Warner Bros. $5,905,000
7 Everest Universal $5,506,470
8 Visit, The Universal $3,949,000
9 War Room Sony $2,800,000
10 Perfect Guy, The Sony $2,400,000