'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, Oct. 20 - Sun, Oct. 22

Wide (1000+)

1The Prestige$14,802,134--2,281--$6,489$14,802,1341Disney
2The Departed$13,462,384-29%3,005-12$4,480$76,936,1273Warner Bros.
3Flags of Our Fathers$10,245,053--1,876--$5,461$10,245,0531Paramount / DreamWorks
4Open Season (2006)$8,163,075-27%3,379-308$2,416$69,765,4344Sony / Columbia
6The Grudge 2$7,654,437-63%3,2143$2,382$31,335,7462Sony / Columbia
7Man of the Year (2006)$6,935,136-44%2,5227$2,750$22,415,5572Universal
8The Marine$3,794,106-47%2,5450$1,491$12,617,0442Fox
9The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$3,779,829-50%2,569-251$1,471$35,896,4793New Line
10The Guardian (2006)$3,649,651-38%2,558-486$1,427$46,560,5984Disney