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‘Burnt,’ ‘Crisis,’ add to a pileup of flops at box office

NEW YORK (AP) – Sandra Bullock’s political satire “Our Brand Is Crisis” and Bradley Cooper’s chef drama “Burnt” added to a pileup of flops at the box office, where new wide releases have gone a startling 0-for-9 in the last two weeks.

After five movies failed to draw moviegoers last week, Hollywood whiffed again over the Halloween weekend as four new movies went largely ignored in favor of trick-or-treating. The “60 Minutes II” scandal drama “Truth,” with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, expanding nationwide, and the horror comedy “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” added to a plague of empty theaters.

That enabled the top three films from the last several weeks – “The Martian,” ‘’Goosebumps” and “Bridge of Spies” – to remain atop the ranks, according to studio estimates Sunday. With an estimated $11 million in its fifth weekend, Ridley Scott’s 3-D space adventure “The Martian” has hauled in $180.8 million domestically, and led the box office four times – a dominating stretch that has spelled trouble for other releases courting adult moviegoers.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak:
1. “The Martian,” $11.4 million ($17 million international).
2. “Goosebumps,” $10.2 million ($7.1 million international).
3. “Bridge of Spies,” $8.1 million ($3.4 million international).
4. “Hotel Transylvania 2,” $5.8 million ($33.6 million international).
5. “Burnt,” $5 million ($1.2 million international).
6. “The Last Witch Hunter,” $4.8 million ($18.6 million international).
7. “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” $3.5 million ($13.5 million international).
8. “Our Brand Is Crisis,” $3.4 million.
9. “Crimson Peak,” $3.1 million ($5.3 million international).
10. “Steve Jobs,” $2.6 million.