'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, Jan. 22 - Sun, Jan. 24

Wide (1000+)

2A Few Good Men$6,125,195-21%2,100-46$2,917$109,131,7897Columbia
4Scent of a Woman$4,745,211-14%1,24432$3,814$22,791,5295Universal
5Nowhere to Run$4,305,712-48%1,77631$2,424$12,508,9672Columbia
6Aspen Extreme$3,342,613--1,455--$2,297$3,342,6131Disney
7The Bodyguard$3,066,948-37%1,540-165$1,992$78,952,9149Warner Bros.
8Body of Evidence$3,023,275-59%2,0500$1,475$10,388,7042MGM
9Forever Young (1992)$2,294,381-47%1,461-164$1,570$32,105,0386Warner Bros.
10Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$2,187,383-48%1,435-340$1,524$116,783,49310Fox