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Weekend Box Office:’The Martian’ Tops, ‘Pan’ Flops

Box Office Oct. 11

Robert ZemeckisThe Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high-wire artist Philippe Petit, also finds itself in a tough balancing act on Columbus Day weekend.

Joe Wright‘s big-budget Pan, starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Levi Miller, was all wrong in the Warner Bros.’ defense.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Martian’ Tops Weekend with $55M

Ridley Scott's 3D Epic

The Martian, an epic 3D space film from 20th Century Fox, touched down in theaters with an estimated $55 million at the weekend box office, the second best debut for October, Ridley Scott, and Matt Damon. Two years ago, Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity set the current record with $55.8 million.

Scott’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s bestseller earned a glowing A CinemaScore from audiences.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Scored the Biggest September Debut

September 25-27

The PG-rated animated pic Hotel Transylvania 2 has set the new record for the biggest September opening of all time with $47.5 million. The movie for ages six and above looks as good as the first installment and won’t bore the adults either.

Sony Animation sequel shattered the $42.5 million record set by the original 2012 Hotel Transylvania.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Scorch Trials’ Beats ‘Black Mass’ at BO

Good for The Scorch Trials. The Maze Runner sequel edged out Black Mass at the weekend box office with $30.3 million. Warner Bros.’ crime drama took second place with $23.3 million.

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was produced with a $61 million budget, so with this lower opening weekend (compared to the $32.5 million that The Maze Runner claimed on this same weekend in 2014), it may have a tougher time earning a profit than the first movie.

Benicio Del Toro Confirms Talks to Play Star Wars’ Nemesis

Episode Eight Casting Rumor

Looks like those Benicio Del Toro Star Wars rumors were true. Last month we learned Del Toro was up for the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The 48-year-old Oscar winner confirmed the reports while speaking with Entertainment Tonight and seems confident about it.

New Trailer for TIFF Crime Drama SICARIO

Denis Villeneuve's Crime Drama

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sicario would be making its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2015, a tense second trailer for the militarized crime drama from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve has been released.

TIFF 2015 Line-up Announced

Toronto International Film Festival

Today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced its line-up which did not disappoint, including the world premieres of Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi flick The Martian, Jay Roach‘s Trumbo, the Jake Gyllenhaal-led Demolition, and a new Michael Moore‘s documentary Where to Invade Next, as well as screenings of Tom Hooper‘s The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne,