'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, Dec. 25 - Sun, Dec. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Patch Adams$25,261,799--2,712--$9,315$25,261,7991Universal
2Stepmom$19,142,369--2,358--$8,118$19,142,3691Sony / TriStar
3You've Got Mail$18,103,477-2%2,75665$6,569$47,442,5632Warner Bros.
4The Prince of Egypt$15,118,1794%3,218100$4,698$40,059,0592DreamWorks
5The Faculty$11,633,495--2,365--$4,919$11,633,4951Miramax / Dimension
6Mighty Joe Young$10,602,042--2,502--$4,237$10,602,0421Disney
7A Bug's Life$10,124,9761%2,456-317$4,123$114,493,5995Disney
8Star Trek: Insurrection$7,304,179-12%2,67728$2,728$37,667,2183Paramount
9Enemy of the State$5,298,37711%1,505-732$3,521$64,563,9206Disney
10Jack Frost$3,903,021-24%2,142-10$1,822$16,113,5883Warner Bros.