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

Matt Damon stuck in space was again the nation’s favorite movie this weekend, as “The Martian” was projected to sell $15.9 million in tickets.

The space drama has amassed more than $166 million domestically in its four weeks of exhibition, according to bean counters at Rentrak.

“Goosebumps” was second, with $15.5 million in weekend gross sales. “Bridge of Spies” was third, at $11.4 million.

Premiering in fourth place was “The Last Witch Hunter,” with a $10.8 million take projected.

Rounding out the 10 most-viewed movies this weekend in the United States and Canada, as estimated by the studios and accounted by Rentrak, were “Hotel Transylvania 2” ($9 million), “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” (debuting with $8.2 million), “Steve Jobs” ($7.3 million), “Crimson Peak” ($5.6 million), “The Intern” ($3.9 million) and “Woodlawn” ($3.1 million).

— City News Service

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