'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. 24 - Sun, Apr. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The Big Hit$10,809,424--2,149--$5,030$10,809,4241Sony / Columbia
2City of Angels$9,010,662-27%2,433104$3,704$36,711,9043Warner Bros.
3The Object of My Affection$5,161,304-47%1,96373$2,629$14,887,1592Fox
6Lost in Space$4,012,765-46%2,917-389$1,376$45,014,9874New Line
7The Odd Couple II$2,447,913-35%1,8520$1,322$11,033,5483Paramount
8Mercury Rising$2,158,180-42%1,769-444$1,220$21,449,5254Universal
9Scream 2$1,790,792--1,769--$1,012$70,529,4718Miramax / Dimension
10Species II$1,573,525-61%1,777-733$885$12,860,5423MGM