'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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

Wide (1000+)

1The Hangover$44,979,170--3,269--$13,759$44,979,1701Warner Bros.
3Land of the Lost$18,839,816--3,521--$5,351$18,839,8161Universal
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$14,635,048-40%3,807-294$3,844$127,325,5963Fox
5Star Trek$8,310,015-34%3,202-305$2,595$222,713,8045Paramount
6Terminator Salvation$8,249,207-50%3,304-298$2,497$105,571,1923Warner Bros.
7Drag Me to Hell$7,040,495-56%2,5102$2,805$28,231,1782Universal
8Angels & Demons$6,549,967-42%2,925-539$2,239$116,177,0494Sony / Columbia
9My Life in Ruins$3,221,720--1,164--$2,768$3,221,7201Fox Searchlight
10Dance Flick$1,959,249-59%1,707-752$1,148$22,627,0453Paramount