'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, Nov. 19 - Sun, Nov. 21

Wide (1000+)

1The World Is Not Enough$35,519,007--3,163--$11,230$35,519,0071MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$30,060,467--3,064--$9,811$30,060,4671Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$12,502,869-60%3,0430$4,109$67,439,8972Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$6,531,270-46%2,62329$2,490$45,393,9833Universal
6Anywhere But Here$3,249,861-42%1,6819$1,933$10,142,3062Fox
7The Insider$2,829,625-44%1,84411$1,535$18,251,1103Disney
8The Bachelor$2,430,414-48%2,337-187$1,040$17,713,0023New Line
9The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$2,275,613-64%2,1470$1,060$11,339,5722Sony / Columbia
10The Sixth Sense$1,615,192-37%1,219-199$1,325$268,876,81016Disney