"Goosebumps," based on spooky children's books by R.L. Stine, shot straight in at the top of the North American box office over the weekend, estimates out Sunday showed.
Sony's action-comedy pulled in $23.5 million in box office revenue on Friday to Sunday on its debut in Canada and the United States, tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
The children's flick knocked "The Martian" -- which brought in $21.5 million in its third week in theaters -- off top spot.
The critically acclaimed blockbuster starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars has now made $143.8 million at theaters.
Another new entry was in at number three -- "Bridge of Spies," with $15.4 million.
The well-received drama by Steven Spielberg tells the story of an American lawyer played by Tom Hanks, who is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot held in the Soviet Union.
Fourth in the box office was director Guillermo del Toro's R-rated horror-fantasy "Crimson Peak," also making its weekend debut at cinemas, making $12.8 million.
Rounding out the top five was "Hotel Transylvania 2" ($12.3 million), a sequel starring animated ghouls voiced by an all-star cast.
"Beasts of No Nation," the first movie produced by Netflix and simultaneously released in both theaters and on its online streaming platform, earned a measly $50,000 from 31 theaters.
6. "Pan" ($5.9 million)
7. "The Intern" ($5.4 million)
8. "Sicario" ($4.5 million)
9. "Woodlawn" ($4.1 million)
10. "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" ($2.75 million)