'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, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

1Primal Fear$9,871,222--1,983--$4,978$9,871,2221Paramount
2A Thin Line Between Love and Hate$9,310,414--1,131--$8,232$9,310,4141New Line
3The Birdcage$9,219,443-9%2,2360$4,123$66,930,3955MGM/UA
4Sgt. Bilko$6,084,230-25%2,3095$2,635$14,194,3102Universal
5Executive Decision$4,838,155-30%2,285-4$2,117$33,598,9294Warner Bros.
6Oliver & Company (1996 re-issue)$3,706,594-17%2,1899$1,693$8,197,5152Buena Vista
7Up Close and Personal$2,023,927-27%1,629120$1,242$33,296,4196Disney
8A Family Thing$2,008,728-34%1,1340$1,771$5,029,3902MGM/UA
9Diabolique (1996)$1,525,499-56%1,754-70$870$10,500,3183Warner Bros.
10Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$1,388,094-30%1,673-113$830$21,828,1815Disney