'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, Aug. 31 - Sun, Sep. 2

Wide (1000+)

1Jeepers Creepers$13,106,108--2,944--$4,452$13,106,1081MGM / United Artists
2Rush Hour 2$9,296,573-20%2,825-176$3,291$191,516,6245New Line
3American Pie 2$8,986,008-28%3,114-43$2,886$122,902,1944Universal
4The Others$8,151,151-5%2,716280$3,001$51,806,6044Miramax
5Rat Race$7,226,336-11%2,5510$2,833$30,030,0463Paramount
6O$6,916,625--1,434--$4,823$6,916,6251Lions Gate
7Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back$6,517,115-41%2,7650$2,357$17,535,6582Miramax / Dimension
8The Princess Diaries$5,732,009-13%2,690-59$2,131$85,563,9715Disney
9Summer Catch$4,008,190-43%2,3350$1,717$11,026,7832Warner Bros.
10Captain Corelli's Mandolin$3,933,280-2%1,6120$2,440$19,651,8613Universal