'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. 30 - Sun, Jun. 1

Wide (1000+)

1Sex and the City$57,037,361--3,285--$17,363$57,037,3611Warner Bros. / New Line
2Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$44,754,356-55%4,2644$10,496$215,635,1792Paramount
3The Strangers$20,998,133--2,466--$8,515$20,998,1331Universal / Rogue
4Iron Man$13,541,590-34%3,650-265$3,710$276,167,3025Paramount
5The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$12,703,289-44%3,801-128$3,342$115,360,0423Disney
6What Happens in Vegas$6,681,423-27%3,086-102$2,165$65,901,8034Fox
7Speed Racer$2,259,687-43%2,070-1042$1,092$40,680,6914Warner Bros.
8Baby Mama$2,194,299-35%1,784-374$1,230$56,117,3236Universal
9Made of Honor$1,914,041-43%1,905-488$1,005$42,876,4435Sony / Columbia