Bradley Cooper couldn't cook up a box-office hit with his latest movie Burnt, which flopped with moviegoers in its opening weekend. Even with competition from A-listers Cooper and Sandra Bullock, nothing changed atop the top-performing movies, with The Martian ($11.4 million) staying in the number-one spot and Goosebumps ($10.2 million) holding in second, Box Office Mojo reports.
Staying in third was Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies ($8 million) in its third week, while the animated Hotel Transylvania 2 ($5.8 million) moved up a spot to fourth in its sixth week.
Cooper's Burnt disappointed in fifth place with just over $5 million in ticket sales, proving fans prefer to see the rugged star sniping terrorists than prepping a soufflé or doing whatever he did in the mega-bomb Aloha. In sixth and seventh were a pair of spooky films for Halloween weekend, The Last Witch Hunter ($4.7 million) and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension ($3.4 million).
Our Brand Is Crisis, the latest from Bullock, flopped into eighth place with $3.4 million, the worst wide-release opening for Bullock to date. Yep, even worse than Two If By Sea.
Rounding out the top 10 were Crimson Peak ($3.1 million) and Steve Jobs ($2.6 million).
This was the worst box-office weekend of the year, with the top 12 films grossing an estimated $62 million, $3.8 million less than the previous worst, the first weekend in September. Things are looking up next weekend, however, when the new James Bond film Spectre opens domestically. It's already been released overseas, where it broke opening-week records in the United Kingdom.
What did you go see this weekend?