'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 30 - Sun, Jan. 1

Wide (1000+)

1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$25,686,46030%3,8530$6,667$217,679,6154Disney
2King Kong (2005)$24,771,80717%3,62751$6,830$167,505,6033Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$16,523,64215%3,0560$5,407$60,106,4162Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$14,486,91656%3,21136$4,512$50,313,4192Fox
5Rumor Has It$9,365,830170%2,8150$3,327$24,443,7902Warner Bros.
6The Family Stone$8,132,60424%2,464-5$3,301$44,169,1913Fox
7Memoirs of a Geisha$7,747,49315%1,5470$5,008$28,165,5482Sony / Columbia
8The Ringer$6,178,69120%1,85324$3,334$19,780,1572Fox Searchlight
9Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$5,685,44445%2,316-205$2,455$275,138,5527Warner Bros.
10Syriana$4,088,38431%1,7250$2,370$37,728,5214Warner Bros.