'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, Nov. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The Matrix Revolutions$48,475,149--3,502--$13,842$83,790,2391Warner Bros.
2Elf$31,113,501--3,337--$9,324$31,113,5011New Line
3Brother Bear$18,527,160-5%3,0300$6,115$44,022,2852Disney
4Scary Movie 3$10,812,152-46%3,288-217$3,288$93,062,7713Miramax / Dimension
5Radio$7,215,814-25%2,811-263$2,567$36,131,7333Sony / Columbia
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$4,939,582-54%2,378-592$2,077$73,373,0954New Line
7Mystic River$4,787,693-23%1,58130$3,028$40,437,7874Warner Bros.
8Runaway Jury$4,670,620-28%2,133-603$2,190$39,992,6724Fox
9School of Rock$3,026,459-33%1,982-804$1,527$73,471,4246Paramount
10Kill Bill Vol. 1$2,322,779-49%1,681-748$1,382$64,912,0475Miramax