'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 13 - Sun, Mar. 15

Wide (1000+)

2The Man in the Iron Mask$17,271,450--3,101--$5,570$17,271,4501MGM / United Artists
3U.S. Marshals$11,355,259-33%2,8170$4,031$28,219,2472Warner Bros.
4Good Will Hunting$4,844,784-6%1,899-150$2,551$73,123,84315Miramax
5The Wedding Singer$4,666,969-25%2,550-276$1,830$34,866,7725New Line
6The Big Lebowski$3,497,794-37%1,23528$2,832$9,031,6382Gramercy
7Twilight (1998)$3,245,628-45%1,3532$2,399$9,112,0392Paramount
8Hush$3,228,841-44%1,9660$1,642$8,971,2722Sony / Columbia
9As Good as It Gets$3,051,834-5%1,710-78$1,785$121,405,68212Sony / TriStar
10Dark City$1,443,008-49%1,520-234$949$9,857,9023New Line