'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. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

Wide (1000+)

2XXX$13,259,593-40%3,517129$3,770$106,267,0793Sony / Columbia
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$7,588,474-34%3,3070$2,295$58,928,8243Miramax / Dimension
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$7,263,28027%1,329265$5,465$50,214,30619IFC Films
5Blue Crush$6,541,792-54%3,01513$2,170$26,489,1322Universal
6Serving Sara$5,756,404--2,154--$2,672$5,756,4041Paramount
7Austin Powers in Goldmember$5,542,651-37%2,805-308$1,976$193,396,6625New Line
9Simone$3,813,316--1,920--$1,986$3,813,3161New Line
10Blood Work$2,840,507-41%2,203-322$1,289$20,209,4753Warner Bros.