Sony's Goosebumps scared up $7.35M at the North American box office on Friday to take first-place. It is on pace for $24.5M debut weekend. The film, based on R.L. Stine's popular Scholastic children's book series, received an 'A' CinemaScore from audiences, ensuring good word-of-mouth. Of that audience, 52% were under the age of 25.
The Martian drops into second on Friday with a solid $6.4M and should finish its third weekend with $22M. Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies grabs third with $5.35M on Friday. It is expected to finish its opening weekend with $15.9M. It earned an 'A' Cinemascore.
Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak is haunted with a fourth-place finish on Friday. The R-rated gothic-horror film only earned $5.29M on the night and is expected to finish its first weekend with $13M. Analyst had predicted at least $8M on Friday and an $18M-$20M opening. It will get no help from word-of-mouth as audiences gave it a lackluster 'B-' CinemaScore.
Meanwhile, Hotel Transylvania 2 takes fifth with $3.35M on Friday, The Intern is sixth with $1.69M, Pan grabs seventh with $1.67M, Woodlawn is eighth with $1.48M, Sicario slides into ninth with $1.34M and Maze Runner: Scorch Trials holds on for tenth with $791K.