'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. 13 - Sun, Sep. 15

Wide (1000+)

1Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare$12,966,525--1,862--$6,964$12,966,5251New Line
2Terminator 2: Judgment Day$2,481,751-20%1,651-149$1,503$190,750,38411TriStar
3Hot Shots!$2,249,098-17%1,700-191$1,323$40,114,7187Fox
4Doc Hollywood$2,219,402-17%1,646-18$1,348$32,742,8557Warner Bros.
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$1,843,454-12%1,469-37$1,255$102,424,61614Warner Bros.
6Child's Play 3$1,427,550-52%1,842-288$775$10,149,7953Universal
7City Slickers$1,323,674-10%1,180-35$1,122$78,943,87715Columbia
8Double Impact$1,002,556-35%1,175-255$853$19,761,4786Columbia