'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. 22 - Sun, Mar. 24

Wide (1000+)

1The Birdcage$13,294,404-17%2,2360$5,946$47,604,5383MGM/UA
2Executive Decision$9,776,225-19%2,28957$4,271$21,846,0052Warner Bros.
3Diabolique (1996)$5,524,055--1,824--$3,029$5,524,0551Warner Bros.
4Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$4,186,801-26%2,124-5$1,971$18,451,6633Disney
5Up Close and Personal$4,172,633-20%1,6394$2,546$28,483,1394Disney
6Girl 6$2,485,764--1,077--$2,308$2,485,7641Fox Searchlight
7Mr. Holland's Opus$1,973,447-11%1,49116$1,324$56,446,16312Disney
8Down Periscope$1,924,558-33%1,588-348$1,212$17,051,0394Fox
9Broken Arrow (1996)$1,478,840-33%1,463-169$1,011$37,926,7267Fox
10Happy Gilmore$1,332,045-28%1,287-366$1,035$27,672,2756Universal