'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, Sep. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Sea of Love$10,017,840--1,246--$8,040$10,017,8401Universal
2Uncle Buck$4,124,590-9%1,817-7$2,270$32,017,8935Universal
4When Harry Met Sally...$2,655,860-15%1,1710$2,268$50,877,81410Columbia
5Lethal Weapon 2$2,206,481-15%1,393-145$1,584$92,427,87511Warner Bros.
6The Abyss$2,150,879-25%1,361-137$1,580$31,815,9796Fox
7Turner & Hooch$1,664,770-22%1,371-123$1,214$41,993,9428Disney
8Batman (1989)$1,472,182-22%1,080-204$1,363$243,137,41113Warner Bros.
9Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$1,012,366-23%1,067-94$949$72,922,99913Disney