'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. 24 - Sun, Sep. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Double Jeopardy$23,162,542--2,547--$9,094$23,162,5421Paramount
2Blue Streak$12,547,093-35%2,7350$4,588$31,755,8992Sony / Columbia
3The Sixth Sense$8,435,193-25%2,7913$3,022$223,963,1058Disney
4For Love of the Game$6,435,770-51%2,85425$2,255$19,477,4552Universal
6Stir of Echoes$2,288,940-42%1,897-46$1,207$15,311,1583Artisan
7Jakob the Liar$2,056,647--1,200--$1,714$2,056,6471Sony / Columbia
8Mumford$1,851,291--1,452--$1,275$1,851,2911Buena Vista
9Runaway Bride$1,613,381-38%1,870-514$863$146,203,4209Paramount
10The Thomas Crown Affair$969,007-50%1,405-253$690$65,644,5838MGM