'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, Sep. 4 - Sun, Sep. 6

Wide (1000+)

1Saving Private Ryan$8,825,0909%2,80733$3,144$167,078,8767DreamWorks
2There's Something About Mary$8,810,2095%2,545144$3,462$84,575,3898Fox
3Blade$8,561,089-22%2,37524$3,605$36,560,9213New Line
4Knock Off$5,516,231--1,800--$3,065$5,516,2311Sony / Columbia
5Ever After: A Cinderella Story$4,348,41915%1,99989$2,175$34,922,1946Fox
7Why Do Fools Fall in Love?$3,540,408-10%1,3778$2,571$7,486,7902Warner Bros.
8Snake Eyes$3,331,861-7%1,912-331$1,743$36,901,8615Paramount
9The Parent Trap (1998)$3,202,7089%2,0454$1,566$34,963,7376Disney
10How Stella Got Her Groove Back$3,019,496-17%1,340-43$2,253$32,048,1604Fox