'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, Mar. 17 - Sun, Mar. 19

Wide (1000+)

1Outbreak$10,808,607-19%2,23015$4,847$24,228,9942Warner Bros.
2Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh$6,046,825--1,605--$3,767$6,046,8251Gramercy
3Man of the House (1995)$5,780,974-15%2,0595$2,808$22,046,7803Disney
4Bye Bye, Love$4,523,048--1,378--$3,282$4,523,0481Fox
5The Brady Bunch Movie$2,283,702-32%1,905-36$1,199$21,965,0665Paramount
6Pulp Fiction$2,009,183-6%1,13572$1,770$66,211,76223Miramax
7Just Cause$1,744,297-43%1,601-447$1,090$27,020,5165Warner Bros.
8Forrest Gump$1,605,419-11%1,11916$1,435$199,772,24937Paramount
10Hideaway (1995)$1,241,814-50%1,702-198$730$8,963,1243Sony / TriStar