'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, Apr. 1 - Sun, Apr. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Sin City$29,120,273--3,230--$9,016$29,120,2731Miramax / Dimension
2Beauty Shop$12,800,357--2,659--$4,814$16,646,1811MGM
3Guess Who$12,715,599-38%3,1470$4,041$41,039,4832Sony / Columbia
5Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$8,134,923-42%3,2330$2,516$31,128,3652Warner Bros.
6The Pacifier$5,799,578-28%2,851-251$2,034$96,111,8185Disney
7The Ring Two$5,689,531-58%3,179-162$1,790$68,047,5043DreamWorks
8The Upside of Anger$4,025,000222%1,111944$3,623$8,547,6194New Line
9Hitch$2,907,847-32%1,859-374$1,564$171,267,3678Sony / Columbia
10Ice Princess$2,748,736-26%1,802-699$1,525$18,750,6273Disney