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
Scary Box Office Saw Some Epic Flops This Weekend
Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film, "Steve Jobs."   (Universal Pictures via AP)

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. (More box office stories.)

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