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Steve Jobs biopic has failed to impress at the North American box office, taking just $7.3 million in its first general week of release.

Danny Boyle’s movie, for which Michael Fassbender has been tipped for a best actor Oscar, entered the chart at number seven.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian reclaimed the top spot taking $15.9 million.

Elsewhere, Jem and the Holograms made one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio release opening in over 2,000 locations with $1.3 million.Steve Jobs biopic box office

The adaptation of the 1980s cartoon about the quest of a group of aspiring musicians to become global superstars, entered the chart in 15th place.

The Steve Jobs biopic cost around $30 million to make and has taken $9.98 million to date, after two limited release weeks and one week on full release.

Co-starring Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen, the movie is the most high-profile of half-a-dozen documentaries and films about the Apple founder since his death in 2011 and has generally received strong reviews.

Vin Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter also failed to meet expectations, earning $10.8 million, while Bill Murray’s Rock the Kasbah pulled in just $1.5 million.

Rock the Kasbah, which features Bill Murray as a rock promoter in Afghanistan, cost $15 million to make.

Goosebumps, based on the popular children’s book series and starring Jack Black, fell a place to number two on the chart, earning $15.5 million.

North America box office Top 5:

  1. The Martian – $15.9 million
  2. Goosebumps -$15.5 milion
  3. Bridge of Spies – $11.4 million
  4. The Last Witch Hunter – $10.8 million
  5. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $9 million


Steve Jobs biopic will be made by Universal Pictures after Sony’s departure from the project last week.

The studio is reported to have paid more than $30 million for the title, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Michael Fassbender is to play Steve Jobs in the film, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple co-founder.

The real-life drama will be directed by Danny Boyle, from a script by fellow Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin.

Sony Pictures had bought the rights to produce a film based on Walter Isaacson’s biography following Steve Jobs’ death in 2011.Steve Jobs biopic Universal Pictures

The studio has not explained why it pulled out, though it had reportedly struggled to fit the film into its schedule.

Director David Fincher was initially set to direct but pulled out of talks in April.

A number of big-name actors have also been attached to the film, among them Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.

Steve Jobs was a charismatic figure and a master at presenting Apple’s latest products. But his career took dramatic turns.

After founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in the late 1970s, Steve Jobs was driven out of the firm in a boardroom coup in the 1980s.

A decade later he was bought back when Apple ran into trouble and presided over an era when it became the most valuable US company and producer of the highly successful iPhone.

Steve Jobs died in October 2011 at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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