'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, Nov. 23 - Sun, Nov. 25

Wide (1000+)

1Home Alone$20,987,76123%1,28482$16,346$38,069,7582Fox
2Three Men and a Little Lady$13,774,642--1,281--$10,753$19,100,6161Disney
3Dances with Wolves$9,491,6231580%1,0481034$9,057$10,654,9631Orion
4Predator 2$8,784,943--1,950--$4,505$8,784,9432Fox
5Rocky V$7,703,740-45%2,0530$3,752$21,776,9102MGM/UA
6The Rescuers Down Under$4,396,20826%1,2377$3,554$7,896,0272Disney
8Child's Play 2$3,220,630-36%1,946-71$1,655$18,941,6853Universal
9Jacob's Ladder$1,903,914-33%1,083-181$1,758$17,315,5744TriStar