'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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

2Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$9,548,111--2,187--$4,366$9,548,1111New Line
4Liar Liar$5,858,010-18%2,675-188$2,190$151,491,3067Universal
5Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$5,326,806-28%1,6064$3,317$12,756,2122Disney
6Anaconda$4,720,202-36%2,4560$1,922$40,673,6094Sony / Columbia
7Warriors of Virtue$3,277,084--2,101--$1,560$3,277,0841MGM
8The Saint$3,061,024-39%2,118-382$1,445$42,340,9135Paramount
9Murder at 1600$2,845,827-41%1,970-188$1,445$15,633,3043Warner Bros.
10Grosse Pointe Blank$2,051,361-34%1,177-65$1,743$16,769,5074Disney