'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, Sep. 3 - Sun, Sep. 5

Wide (1000+)

1The Sixth Sense$22,897,69114%2,77512$8,251$169,230,5135Disney
2Runaway Bride$8,610,28726%3,10515$2,773$135,337,8046Paramount
3The 13th Warrior$6,601,306-36%2,3137$2,854$20,388,3012Disney
5Chill Factor$5,810,531--2,558--$2,272$5,810,5311Warner Bros.
6Mickey Blue Eyes$5,513,8132%2,230-343$2,473$27,368,3683Warner Bros.
7The Thomas Crown Affair$4,697,6612%1,977-118$2,376$55,947,4055MGM
8The Muse$3,452,346-12%1,262-1$2,736$8,341,1142October
9Outside Providence$3,370,662--1,050--$3,210$3,937,9441Miramax
10The Blair Witch Project$3,350,886-21%2,297-55$1,459$86,381,4416Artisan