'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, Oct. 24 - Sun, Oct. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Scary Movie 3$48,113,770--3,505--$13,727$48,113,7701Miramax / Dimension
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$14,468,555-48%3,0182$4,794$50,922,1172New Line
3Radio$13,305,119--3,074--$4,328$13,305,1191Sony / Columbia
4Runaway Jury$8,446,638-29%2,8150$3,001$24,055,1322Fox
5Mystic River$7,788,191-25%1,49326$5,216$24,733,9532Warner Bros.
6School of Rock$6,521,353-41%2,9510$2,210$63,394,8164Paramount
7Kill Bill Vol. 1$6,355,590-49%2,633-469$2,414$54,119,3283Miramax
8Good Boy!$5,066,430-43%2,762-463$1,834$32,107,4633MGM
9Intolerable Cruelty$3,630,322-44%2,290-280$1,585$28,254,4313Universal
10Under the Tuscan Sun$2,286,158-32%1,224-439$1,868$37,248,5155Disney