By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On a slow weekend at the box office, the holdover hit, The Martian, eked out a first-place victory.
The science fiction drama with Matt Damon earned just under $16-million, while last weekend’s leader — the horror comedy, Goosebumps, with Jack Black — slipped to second place with $15-million.
Steven Spielberg’s returning drama, Bridge of Spies, with Tom Hanks, was third with $11-million.
The debuting supernatural action thriller, The Last Witch Hunter, with Vin Diesel, took fourth with just under $11-million.
The only other new offering to crack the top ten was the horror-thriller sequel, Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension. It took in $8-million, good for sixth place.
Overall, industry-wide totals were well shy of those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.