'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, Jan. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Stomp the Yard$12,286,706-44%2,0510$5,991$40,550,9972Sony / Screen Gems
2Night at the Museum$12,011,812-30%3,483-129$3,449$204,855,5425Fox
3Dreamgirls$8,009,389-4%2,214307$3,618$77,419,7164Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hitcher (2007)$7,818,239--2,831--$2,762$7,818,2391Rogue
5The Pursuit of Happyness$6,310,502-29%3,066-103$2,058$146,120,5416Sony / Columbia
6Freedom Writers$5,205,997-29%2,286107$2,277$26,522,9743Paramount
7Children of Men$3,711,141-42%1,52416$2,435$27,492,3633Universal
8The Queen$3,400,061205%1,5861242$2,144$35,495,37217Miramax
9Arthur and the Invisibles$3,081,458-28%2,2481$1,371$9,270,2594MGM (Weinstein)
10Alpha Dog$2,990,600-53%1,2923$2,315$11,785,5902Universal