'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, Aug. 26 - Sun, Aug. 28

Wide (1000+)

1Natural Born Killers$11,166,687--1,510--$7,395$11,166,6871Warner Bros.
2Forrest Gump$9,897,242-12%2,2377$4,424$146,242,9218Paramount
3Clear and Present Danger$8,164,186-26%2,379-54$3,432$55,521,7244Paramount
4The Mask$5,338,698-30%2,5160$2,122$61,345,6845New Line
5Color of Night$3,490,749-47%1,7400$2,006$10,101,2372Disney
6True Lies$3,425,095-34%1,530-330$2,239$85,149,9907Fox
7The Lion King$3,013,759-31%1,344-439$2,242$128,173,78710Disney
8Camp Nowhere$2,755,661--1,358--$2,029$2,755,6611Disney
9The Client$2,724,911-38%1,802-408$1,512$50,070,9506Warner Bros.
10The Little Rascals$2,667,275-43%1,885-42$1,415$24,789,2004Universal