'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, Oct. 13 - Sun, Oct. 15

Wide (1000+)

1Seven$8,645,354-17%2,5110$3,443$45,395,3254New Line
2Assassins$5,944,658-37%2,3430$2,537$15,323,2952Warner Bros.
3Dead Presidents$4,548,883-43%1,0843$4,196$12,492,6612Disney
4How to Make an American Quilt$4,356,730-25%1,52622$2,855$10,147,1752Universal
6The Scarlet Letter$4,119,086--1,510--$2,728$4,119,0861Disney
7Strange Days$3,656,01211670%1,6911690$2,162$3,687,0742Fox
8The Big Green$2,698,150-31%1,953-119$1,382$11,286,7643Disney
9Devil in a Blue Dress$2,001,550-34%1,4320$1,398$10,434,7403Sony / TriStar
10Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$1,450,515-41%1,277-402$1,136$11,221,6843Miramax / Dimension