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Will Hugh Jackman’s ‘Pan’ Be Any Match for Matt Damon’s ‘The Martian’?

A resounding no. Plus, Danny Boyle’s ”Steve Jobs“ and Eli Roth’s ”Knock Knock“ debuting in limited release

Matt Damon‘s “The Martian” looks like it won’t lose fuel this weekend after the Twentieth Century Fox epic’s stellar opening last weekend, when it grossed $54.3 million.

In fact, it’s set to beat newcomer “Pan,” which is projected to gross in the low $20 million range. “The Martian” is looking to add another $32 million to $34 million to its already whopping take, enough to easily win its second consecutive weekend in a row.

“Pan,” starring Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried and Cara Delevingne, had a production budget of $150 million and is opening in 3,515 locations this Friday.

Moreover, this weekend marks the Warner Bros. film’s opening in 60 percent of international territories, including Germany, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Spain. “Pan” will open in China on Oct. 22, which will definitely help its cumulative gross.

Sony’s “The Walk,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of wire walker Philippe Petit, is expanding to 2,500 locations this Friday, including 2D, 3D and large-format IMAX screens. Last week’s early IMAX run made $1.6 million over the weekend and has grossed $2.1 million so far. The studio expects the film to see a long haul as word-of-mouth will factor heavily into the success of the movie, which enjoys a lofty Rotten Tomatoes’ score of 87 percent. The film had a production budget of $35 million.

Steve Jobs,” Universal’s biopic about the late Apple CEO, is opening in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles this Friday before expanding to additional North American markets on Oct. 16 and going wide on Oct. 23. It’s currently tracking for a wide release of $18 million to $20 million.

Eli Roth‘s “Knock Knock,” is opening limited this weekend as well.