Pan has failed to take flight at the box office this weekend, debuting with a disappointing estimated $15.5 million total and taking third place. Joe Wright’s retelling of the classic tale stars newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan and Hugh Jackman as Captain Blackbeard.
Pan was rolled out in more than 3,500 US theatres this weekend, but studio Warner Bros will be hoping it does better when it hits more markets. The film, which cost over $150 million to make, had been scheduled to hit cinemas back in July, but was pushed back earlier this year.
But it wasn't just cinema-goers who were left less than impressed, Pan also scored badly with the critics, earning a measly 23 percent rating on reviews site Rotten Tomatoes.
Topping the chart for a second weekend was The Martian, starring Matt Damon. It only dropped 32% in week two, taking $37 million and bringing its domestic total to $108.7 million. Overseas it also continued to do well, brining in $12.1 million in South Korea, and giving Fox its largest opening of all time.
Hotel Transylvania 2 managed $20.3 million in its third weekend, taking second place and bringing its domestic total to $116.8 million. Rounding out the top five was The Intern which dropped only 26 percent for a third weekend total of $8.7 million and Sicario which took $7.4million.
It was also a disappointing weekend for The Walk which had expanded from 448 IMAX locations to more than 2,500 theatres this weekend, but only managed an estimated $3.7 million. The film is the true story of Phillipe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ) and is directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs was previewed in four theatres this weekend, taking $520,942, with an average of $130,235. per theatre. The biopic, which stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder, now has the year’s best per-theatre average as well as becoming the 15th best weekend theatre average of all time.