'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, Oct. 13 - Sun, Oct. 15

Wide (1000+)

1Meet the Parents$21,169,143-26%2,6151$8,095$58,825,4092Universal
2Remember the Titans$13,057,421-32%2,72625$4,790$64,208,9523Disney
3Lost Souls$7,954,766--1,970--$4,038$7,954,7661New Line
4The Ladies Man$5,426,390--2,022--$2,684$5,426,3901Paramount
5The Contender$5,363,930--1,516--$3,538$5,363,9301DreamWorks
6The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$5,235,58118%1,655505$3,163$25,058,3824Warner Bros.
7Dr. T and the Women$5,012,867--1,489--$3,367$5,012,8671Artisan
8Get Carter$2,916,232-56%2,3150$1,260$9,554,0622Warner Bros.
9Almost Famous$2,192,827-41%2,262177$969$20,722,9795DreamWorks
10Digimon: The Movie$1,936,896-54%1,8252$1,061$6,170,2002Fox