'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, Oct. 17 - Sun, Oct. 19

Wide (1000+)

1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$28,094,014--3,016--$9,315$28,094,0141New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$12,424,841-44%3,1020$4,005$43,238,5292Miramax
3Runaway Jury$11,835,389--2,815--$4,204$11,835,3891Fox
4School of Rock$11,006,960-29%2,95122$3,730$54,900,4693Paramount
5Mystic River$10,444,8701529%1,4671454$7,120$13,532,6621Warner Bros.
6Good Boy!$8,933,464-32%3,2250$2,770$25,715,1252MGM
7Intolerable Cruelty$6,514,635-48%2,5706$2,535$22,722,3222Universal
8Out of Time$4,003,161-53%2,344-732$1,708$35,231,5923MGM
9Under the Tuscan Sun$3,379,289-31%1,663-38$2,032$33,657,4444Disney
10The Rundown$2,779,750-47%2,099-724$1,324$44,537,9914Universal