'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, Mar. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

2The Pacifier$18,151,493-41%3,16635$5,733$54,476,9192Disney
3Be Cool$10,249,849-56%3,2160$3,187$38,376,2592MGM
5Hitch$8,786,481-27%2,975-463$2,953$149,841,1215Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$5,153,511-37%2,37525$2,170$84,064,64413Warner Bros.
7Diary of a Mad Black Woman$4,876,599-56%1,605-98$3,038$44,020,5893Lionsgate
8Constantine$3,838,483-37%2,170-588$1,769$66,520,7664Warner Bros.
9Man of the House (2005)$1,771,006-49%1,903-519$931$16,522,1293Sony / Columbia
10Cursed$1,564,363-60%1,687-1118$927$17,765,5833Miramax / Dimension