'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, May. 27 - Sun, May. 29

Wide (1000+)

1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$55,205,734-49%3,6632$15,071$255,645,9512Fox
2The Longest Yard (2005)$47,607,501--3,634--$13,101$47,607,5011Paramount
4Monster-in-Law$10,242,898-29%3,230-194$3,171$59,905,8853New Line
5Kicking & Screaming$5,129,786-52%2,966-504$1,730$42,744,1783Universal
6Crash (2005)$4,658,491-16%1,680-225$2,773$34,797,4084Lionsgate
7The Interpreter$2,072,940-29%1,171-993$1,770$68,669,1026Universal
9Kingdom of Heaven$1,691,871-52%1,328-1480$1,274$44,516,5274Fox
10House of Wax (2005)$1,304,365-60%1,635-1131$798$29,540,9254Warner Bros.