'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, Jul. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

Wide (1000+)

1True Lies$25,869,770--2,368--$10,925$25,869,7701Fox
2Forrest Gump$24,125,273-1%2,014419$11,979$56,635,3352Paramount
3The Lion King$16,886,224-31%2,62459$6,435$83,786,6844Disney
4Angels in the Outfield (1994)$8,916,463--1,894--$4,708$8,916,4631Disney
6I Love Trouble$3,364,689-34%1,633-113$2,060$16,328,5953Disney
7Blown Away$2,532,659-56%1,8620$1,360$18,679,3373MGM
8The Shadow$2,473,080-54%1,671-98$1,480$19,591,2203Universal
10The Flintstones$1,434,200-47%1,298-385$1,105$119,494,4648Universal