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Will Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Beat Hit Space Themed Releases & Rule Box Office?

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Matt Damon is all set to take us to a trip to the Mars in 'The Martian', and show us on October 2nd, 2015, how he survives when he is left for dead in the red planet.

The Martian is hitting theaters this week and is without any doubt going to open with a good box office collections. Ridley Scott's star-studded The Martian is releasing in 3,826 North American theaters on Friday. Although it will top the charts with its box office collections, the question that arises is, how much.

Will Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Beat Hit Space Themed Releases & Rule Box Office?

Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind the film, is being more conservative and pegging an opening in the low $40 million range, while some rivals are predicting the film could climb as high as $50 million, reports Variety.

Space themed movies are always a big hit at the box office. Be it 2014's Interstellar or 2013's Gravity, movies which take us out of the Earth creates waves in the theaters especially if released with 3D effects.

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar debuted to $47.5 million domestically while Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity opened to $55.8 million.

Based on Andy Weir's best-selling book, The Martian is already creating a lot of buzz and curiosity to see how astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) will survive in the red planet with no water and food to last for 4 years till the NASA team comes to take him back home.

Will Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Beat Hit Space Themed Releases & Rule Box Office?

The Martian also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie.

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