London: Filmmaker Ridley Scott's film 'The Martian' minted USD 18 million on its opening day, and it's likely mint an estimated USD 50 million over the weekend, according to 20th Century Fox Pictures, reports

The Martian
The Martian. Pic/Santa Banta

The film released on Friday. 'The Martian' is based on Andy Weir's eponymous 2011 novel and adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard. It's a science fiction entertainer

Featuring actor Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut attempting to survive alone on Mars, the film released in 3,826 locations, and was made on a budget of USD 109 million.

It also features actors Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Daniels.

'Hotel Transylvania 2,' which topped the box office last weekend with USD 48.5 million, is expected to incur USD 28 million for Sony Pictures.