'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, Apr. 22 - Sun, Apr. 24

Wide (1000+)

1Bad Girls$5,012,200--2,008--$2,496$5,012,2001Fox
2The Paper$2,362,545-29%1,500-77$1,575$23,025,3426Universal
3Cops and Robbersons$2,351,821-37%1,8365$1,281$6,076,0752TriStar
4D2: The Mighty Ducks$2,269,776-31%1,896-223$1,197$27,728,0135Disney
6Major League II$1,802,121-40%1,807-360$997$16,972,0634Warner Bros.
7White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf$1,739,397-35%1,87724$927$4,432,0212Disney
9Schindler's List$1,657,714-28%1,265-78$1,310$85,613,42919Universal
10The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult$1,650,971-40%1,407-337$1,173$34,992,4556Paramount