Fox confirmed the release date Thursday. Ridley Scott’s space epic has been a major success domestically with more than $140 million and another $180 million in international markets, led by $26 million in the U.K. and $22 million in South Korea.
“The Martian” should see solid performance in the booming Chinese market. The Chinese space agency plays a key role in the movie in helping to rescue Damon’s astronaut character, Christopher Nolan’s space travel tentpole “Interstellar” took in $122 million for Warner Bros. in China — by far the best total of any international market.
In a separate announcement Thursday, Fox and Imax announced that “The Martian” would receive a limited-time engagement in Imax 3D theaters in the U.S., China and across other select international markets. The domestic run is set for one week beginning Oct. 30.