Still of Matt Damon in 'The Martian.' Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Still of Matt Damon in ‘The Martian.’ Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

“The Martian” continued to rule the North American box office over the weekend, while a much-touted fantasy film fell flat, according to final figures released Monday.

Matt Damon’s outer-space adventure collected $37 million between Friday and Sunday to hold on to the top spot at the box office, according to Rentrak. The film has earned $108.7 million in its two weeks of release.

The animated “Hotel Transylvania 2” also continued to be a crowd- pleaser, earning another $20.4 million to push its three-week take to $116.9 million.

The biggest disappointment at the box office was easily Warner Bros.’ “Pan,” the Peter Pan fantasy film starring Hugh Jackman. The big-budget production debuted in third place with just $15.3 million.

“The Intern” took fourth place with $8.7 million, followed by “Sicario” with $7.6 million.

Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” ($5.4 million); “The Walk” ($3.7 million); “Black Mass” ($3.1 million); “Everest” ($3 million); and “The Visit” ($2.5 million).

— City News Service 

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