Box Office Saw Some Epic Flops This Weekend

Rough times for 'Steve Jobs,' Bill Murray, Vin Diesel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 25, 2015 11:18 AM CDT
Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film, "Steve Jobs."   (Universal Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – There is not much cause for celebration at the box office this weekend. Jem and the Holograms became one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio movie opening in over 2,000 locations with a truly outrageous $1.3 million. Bill Murray's Rock the Kasbah barely did better, pulling in only $1.5 million. Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter also tanked with $10.8 million. But, while poor reviews might have sunk Jem and Kasbah, good reviews couldn't save Steve Jobs either.

After two very strong limited-release weekends, the biopic failed to impress in wide release with $7.3 million; USA Today notes that that's only slightly ahead of Ashton Kutcher flop Jobs' $6.7 million debut two years ago. The weekend of duds left room for holdovers to reclaim the top spots: In second place, Goosebumps earned $15.5 million, while The Martian reclaimed its throne in weekend four with $15.9 million. (Read more box office stories.)

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