'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. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

Wide (1000+)

1The Island of Dr. Moreau$9,101,987--2,035--$4,473$9,101,9871New Line
2Tin Cup$8,610,741-15%2,08472$4,132$18,739,5752Warner Bros.
3A Very Brady Sequel$7,052,045--2,147--$3,285$7,052,0451Paramount
4A Time to Kill$6,142,811-24%2,182-131$2,815$53,107,0325Warner Bros.
6Independence Day$4,739,286-18%2,384127$1,988$274,507,0278Fox
7The Fan (1996)$3,312,040-47%2,0160$1,643$9,583,4462Sony / TriStar
9Escape From L.A.$2,110,146-50%2,172-140$972$15,269,9583Paramount
10Alaska$1,902,555-35%1,5660$1,215$4,817,5472Sony / Columbia