'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, May. 16 - Sun, May. 18

Wide (1000+)

1The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$55,034,128--3,929--$14,007$55,034,1281Disney
2Iron Man$31,839,511-38%4,15443$7,665$223,125,8463Paramount
3What Happens in Vegas$13,882,120-31%3,25540$4,265$40,339,9442Fox
4Speed Racer$8,117,611-56%3,6060$2,251$30,285,0542Warner Bros.
5Made of Honor$4,702,290-42%2,81682$1,670$33,901,2093Sony / Columbia
6Baby Mama$4,680,470-25%2,503-124$1,870$47,344,0534Universal
7Forgetting Sarah Marshall$2,786,764-27%1,601-775$1,741$55,314,4875Universal
8Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$1,995,781-36%1,403-861$1,423$34,097,8824Warner Bros. / New Line