'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, Feb. 12 - Sun, Feb. 14

Wide (1000+)

1Valentine's Day$56,260,707--3,665--$15,351$56,260,7071Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Wolfman$31,479,235--3,222--$9,770$31,479,2351Universal
3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$31,236,067--3,356--$9,308$31,236,0671Fox
5Dear John$16,071,526-47%2,9756$5,402$53,949,0982Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$6,054,707-9%2,748-470$2,203$41,983,4424Fox
7From Paris with Love$5,495,113-33%8,1665444$673$16,607,9032Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$4,841,295-29%2,615-451$1,851$36,324,9763Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$4,265,98920%1,005186$4,245$16,792,5459Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$3,682,881-34%2,125-331$1,733$26,280,6103Disney