Matt Damon is seen in a still from "The Martian". Photo via REUTERS and 20th Century Fox
Matt Damon is seen in a still from “The Martian”. Photo via REUTERS and 20th Century Fox

“The Martian” was the most-popular movie in the United States and Canada again this weekend.

The latest “Matt Damon is struck in space” movie was predicted to sell $37 million in tickets this weekend by 20th Century Fox. Its total North American gross, over 10 days, was estimated at $108.7 million.

“Hotel Transylvania 2” was second, with a $20.3 million weekend. It will have $116.8 million in the bank over its three weeks of exhibition, according to studio estimates gathered by Rentrak.

“Pan” opened in third place, with $15.5 million in estimated sales.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this week, as estimated by the studios, were “The Intern” ($3.7 million), “Sicario” ($7.4 million), “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” ($5.3 million), “The Walk” ($3.7 million), “Black Mass” ($3.1 million), “Everest” ($3 million) and “The Visit” ($2.4 million).

— City News Service

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