'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, Apr. 6 - Sun, Apr. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Blades of Glory$22,523,561-32%3,41038$6,605$67,905,9892Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$16,716,162-33%3,43522$4,866$51,949,5682Disney
3Are We Done Yet?$14,262,318--2,877--$4,957$18,516,2881Sony / Columbia
4Grindhouse$11,596,352--2,624--$4,419$11,596,3521Weinstein / Dimension
5The Reaping$10,025,336--2,603--$3,851$11,958,4651Warner Bros.
6300$8,369,550-27%2,674-330$3,130$193,404,9275Warner Bros.
7Wild Hogs$6,643,606-23%2,825-375$2,352$145,260,9386Disney
9TMNT$4,825,870-48%2,811-309$1,717$46,610,8373Warner Bros.
10Firehouse Dog$3,840,272--2,860--$1,343$5,103,1171Fox