'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, Sep. 19 - Sun, Sep. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Lakeview Terrace$15,004,283--2,464--$6,089$15,004,2831Sony / Screen Gems
2Burn After Reading$11,029,119-42%2,6576$4,151$36,136,7182Focus
3My Best Friend's Girl$8,266,063--2,604--$3,174$8,266,0631Lionsgate
5Righteous Kill$7,424,689-54%3,1520$2,356$28,534,6562Overture
6Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$7,272,217-58%2,0700$3,513$28,129,4412Lionsgate
7The Women (2008)$5,417,989-46%2,99533$1,809$19,321,4092Picturehouse
8Ghost Town (2008)$5,012,455--1,505--$3,331$5,012,4551Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Dark Knight$2,915,011-29%1,905-286$1,530$521,904,87810Warner Bros.
10The House Bunny$2,662,841-36%2,675-88$995$42,537,2845Sony / Columbia