That's what happened, though. Steve Jobs opened to an extremely disappointing $7.3 million this weekend to land in fourth place behind three movies that have already been out for a while (for comparison, Jobs made $6.7 million in its opening weekend in 2013).
The top spot this week went to The Martian, which added $15.9 million to its $166 million total so far, followed by Goosebumps ($15.5 million) and Bridge of Spies ($11.4 million), according to Sunday studio estimates.
Jobs wasn't the only movie to open as a flop this week. Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter, which reportedly cost $70 million to make, only brought in $10.8 million for fourth place.
The latest Paranormal Activity movie, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, only brought in $8.2 million, the worst opening in the history of the franchise, although it only cost $10 million to make.
Wayyy bigger flops this weekend included Bill Murray's Rock the Kasbah ($1.5 million) and Jem and the Holograms, which The Associated Press is calling "one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio movie" with only $1.3 million total.
Steve Jobs had one of the highest per-screen averages of the year when it opened in New York and Los Angeles last week, but people outside of the larger cities just weren't feeling it.