'The Martian' Takes $3.74 Million In First Place on Wednesday; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Adds $1.24 MillionOctober 08, 2015 07:50 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports The Martian added $3.74 million as it easily retained first place on Wednesday. That gives it a six-day domestic total of $67.9 million, putting it 8 percent behind where Gravity stood at the same point and 4 percent ahead of Interstellar.

In second place, Hotel Transylvania 2 eased 37 percent from last Wednesday to $1.24 million yesterday. With $95.2 million in the bank through 13 days of play, the sequel is pacing 14 percent ahead of its predecessor.

The Intern claimed third place yesterday with $0.99 million, down just 42 percent from last week. With $39.9 million earned through 13 days, the Nancy Meyers film continues to enjoy strong holding power thanks to positive word of mouth.

Sicario took fourth place on Wednesday with $0.92 million, up 373 percent from last week when the film was still in limited release. The strongly reviewed thriller has earned $18.4 million domestically thus far.

Filling out the top five, Black Mass was off 59 percent from last Wednesday to $0.46 million yesterday. The film's domestic total now stands at $54 million.

Meanwhile, The Walk added $165,371 million in IMAX release yesterday, down 31 percent from its first day last week. The well-reviewed Robert Zemeckis film has earned $2.54 million through eight days and expands nationwide on Friday.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 24 - Sun, Jul. 26

Wide (1000+)

1RoboCop (1987)$6,332,716-21%1,5855$3,995$14,341,4372Orion
2Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$6,049,372-20%1,7290$3,499$13,564,1212Disney
3Summer School$6,012,274--1,366--$4,401$6,012,2741Paramount
4Superman IV: The Quest for Peace$5,683,122--1,511--$3,761$5,683,1221Warner Bros.
5La Bamba$5,651,990--1,251--$4,518$5,651,9901Columbia
6Jaws: The Revenge$3,561,200-50%1,6115$2,211$10,716,0902Universal
8Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise$2,660,376-42%1,283-75$2,074$15,183,3363Fox
9Adventures in Babysitting$2,579,377-23%1,116-10$2,311$13,018,2544Disney
10Beverly Hills Cop II$2,281,575-25%1,049-264$2,175$105,109,14810Paramount