'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, Aug. 5 - Sun, Aug. 7

Wide (1000+)

1The Dukes of Hazzard$30,675,057--3,785--$8,104$30,675,0571Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$16,035,177-20%3,10676$5,163$143,642,0344New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$10,968,270-33%3,702-73$2,963$169,426,5164Warner Bros.
4Sky High$9,005,292-38%2,9127$3,092$32,009,9142Disney
5Must Love Dogs$7,357,639-43%2,5050$2,937$26,222,5932Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$7,116,93877%1,8671089$3,812$26,412,4327Warner Independent
7Stealth$5,924,715-55%3,4950$1,695$24,583,7632Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four (2005)$4,266,731-38%2,339-405$1,824$143,992,7665Fox
9War of the Worlds$3,548,272-35%1,940-384$1,829$224,602,7086Paramount
10The Island (2005)$3,117,126-48%2,138-1000$1,458$30,943,3953DreamWorks