'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, Jun. 17 - Sun, Jun. 19

Wide (1000+)

3The Flintstones$7,840,227-38%2,58732$3,031$94,639,5764Universal
4City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold$7,105,888-38%2,2430$3,168$18,622,2632Columbia
5Getting Even With Dad$5,579,480--1,955--$2,854$5,579,4801MGM
6Maverick$4,822,445-30%2,323-214$2,076$42,462,7605Warner Bros.
7Renaissance Man$2,849,841-32%1,692-96$1,684$12,627,0473Disney
8The Cowboy Way$1,808,815-36%1,615-218$1,120$9,680,2753Universal
9Beverly Hills Cop III$1,760,871-47%1,869-483$942$30,491,1674Paramount
10When a Man Loves a Woman$1,503,836-39%1,164-160$1,292$31,242,1596Disney