'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. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The Lion King$40,888,1942477%2,5522550$16,022$42,474,9471Disney
4Wyatt Earp$7,543,504--1,859--$4,058$7,543,5041Warner Bros.
5The Flintstones$6,109,419-22%2,368-219$2,580$104,870,6145Universal
6City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold$4,612,768-35%2,2430$2,057$23,235,0313Columbia
7Maverick$3,635,856-25%2,056-267$1,768$46,098,6166Warner Bros.
8Getting Even With Dad$3,136,046-44%1,9550$1,604$8,715,5262MGM
9Renaissance Man$1,927,988-32%1,308-384$1,474$14,555,0354Disney
10The Cowboy Way$1,319,410-27%1,043-572$1,265$10,999,6854Universal