'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, Mar. 13 - Sun, Mar. 15

Wide (1000+)

1Wayne's World$8,430,3981%1,8780$4,489$40,720,4755Paramount
2My Cousin Vinny$7,416,751--1,227--$6,045$7,416,7511Fox
3The Lawnmower Man$5,356,688-31%1,29822$4,127$13,108,6592New Line
4Fried Green Tomatoes$3,344,045-15%1,327-4$2,520$43,431,54512Universal
5Article 99$2,461,469--1,262--$1,950$2,461,4691Orion
6Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$2,070,605-36%1,785-173$1,160$16,822,8354Universal
7Medicine Man$1,925,524-29%1,190-92$1,618$30,292,2056Disney
8The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$1,877,290-28%1,429-161$1,314$49,240,31110Disney
9Gladiator (1992)$1,823,569-45%1,35661$1,345$5,128,7582Columbia
10Once Upon a Crime$1,793,192-45%1,1010$1,629$5,042,9322MGM