'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. 1 - Sun, Jul. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Coming to America$17,921,101--2,064--$8,683$24,925,9431Paramount
3Bull Durham$5,315,6684%1,2970$4,098$15,436,2133Orion
4Crocodile Dundee II$5,312,7142%2,105-179$2,524$47,284,0186Paramount
5Red Heat$4,861,660-21%1,859-33$2,615$25,150,6483TriStar
6The Great Outdoors$4,648,770-24%1,43015$3,251$16,896,8353Universal
7Big Business$4,080,388-1%1,2320$3,312$19,360,3664Disney
9The Presidio$1,789,967-16%1,058-110$1,692$11,775,2574Paramount
10Funny Farm$1,779,703-20%1,233-153$1,443$16,498,2885Warner Bros.