'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. 11 - Sun, Aug. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$22,126,395-53%3,8074$5,812$90,341,2732Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$20,659,341--2,467--$8,374$20,659,3411Disney
3World Trade Center$18,730,434--2,957--$6,334$26,531,6791Paramount
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$9,702,844-39%3,3110$2,930$33,717,4592Paramount
5Pulse (2006)$8,205,782--2,323--$3,532$8,205,7821Weinstein / Dimension
6Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$7,237,332-34%2,941-495$2,461$392,431,7796Disney
7Miami Vice$4,706,750-54%2,659-367$1,770$55,271,8563Universal
8The Descent$4,617,688-48%2,0950$2,204$17,543,3212Lionsgate
9Zoom$4,510,133--2,501--$1,803$4,510,1331Sony / Columbia
10Monster House$3,286,242-46%2,434-595$1,350$63,665,5964Sony / Columbia