'The Martian' blasts off at the Box Office with $55m Debut

Variety has reported that Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' has blasted off with a massive $55m this weekend, bolstered by rapturous reviews from audiences and critics alike. 

Twentieth Century Fox pushed the film out to 3,831 theaters, where it surpassed analyst predictions that it would do $45m, despite the lack of IMAX screens, which were dedicated to Sony's 'The Walk'. The film also received a 'nice boost' from 3D screenings, which accounted for 46% of total domestic receipts.

It also performed well internationally, grossing $45.2 million from 49 territories.

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