'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 7 - Sun, Jun. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The Sum of All Fears$19,229,405-38%3,21835$5,976$62,315,6562Paramount
2Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$16,167,412--2,507--$6,449$16,167,4121Warner Bros.
3Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$14,011,524-33%3,1610$4,433$255,104,8464Fox
4Bad Company (2002)$11,008,211--2,944--$3,739$11,008,2111Disney
5Spider-Man$10,309,864-28%3,235-411$3,187$370,425,4606Sony / Columbia
6Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$9,304,756-18%3,3620$2,768$53,650,5623DreamWorks
7Undercover Brother$7,301,940-39%2,1692$3,367$23,621,0712Universal
8Insomnia (2002)$6,122,935-38%2,458-152$2,491$52,018,6683Warner Bros.
9Enough$3,781,463-44%2,388-235$1,584$33,812,6833Sony / Columbia
10About a Boy$2,655,427-36%1,618-138$1,641$32,452,3064Universal