'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. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Mortal Kombat$10,309,925-56%2,628207$3,923$33,593,8122New Line
2Desperado$7,910,446--2,027--$3,903$7,910,4461Sony / Columbia
3Dangerous Minds$7,776,432-23%1,57824$4,928$32,852,7683Disney
4A Walk in the Clouds$5,487,398-27%1,7500$3,136$22,546,3973Fox
5Lord of Illusions$4,800,258--1,533--$3,131$4,800,2581MGM/UA
6Something to Talk About$3,913,351-30%1,767-20$2,215$28,729,0234Warner Bros.
9Apollo 13$2,570,116-29%1,482-337$1,734$157,887,0649Universal
10The Net$2,414,060-35%1,506-299$1,603$28,898,9285Sony / Columbia