'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, Jun. 1 - Sun, Jun. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Pearl Harbor$29,558,276-50%3,2140$9,197$118,852,2842Disney
3The Animal$19,610,520--2,788--$7,034$19,610,5201Sony / Columbia
4Moulin Rouge!$13,718,9475085%2,2792277$6,020$14,395,4921Fox
5What's the Worst That Could Happen?$13,049,114--2,675--$4,878$13,049,1141MGM
6The Mummy Returns$7,752,923-59%3,206-347$2,418$181,180,3825Universal
7A Knight's Tale$3,417,394-53%2,441-523$1,400$15,245,1534Sony / Columbia
8Bridget Jones's Diary$2,014,889-52%1,301-440$1,549$19,608,9028Miramax
9Angel Eyes$1,888,660-62%2,007-400$941$7,561,3523Warner Bros.