'The Martian' Continues to Impress on Monday with $4.40M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Takes Second with $1.40M; 'Sicario' Claims Third with $1.05MOctober 06, 2015 12:51 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian took in $4.40 million on Monday to easily lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 68 percent from Sunday's performance. The Martian continues to perform towards the higher end of its lofty pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $58.71 million. The film is currently running 7 percent ahead of the $54.94 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after four days of wide release and just 5 percent behind the $61.81 million four-day start of 2013's Gravity. Both comparisons are made even more impressive for The Martian when taking into account that unlike Interstellar and Gravity, The Martian hasn't received an added boost from higher priced IMAX admissions.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in a distant second with $1.40 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was down 86 percent from Sunday and down 40 percent from last Monday. Hotel Transylvania 2 has grossed a stronger than expected $92.13 million through eleven days of release. That places the film an impressive 13 percent ahead of the $81.37 million eleven-day gross of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

Lionsgate's Sicario claimed third place with $1.05 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin fell 67 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. The 18-day total for Sicario stands at a promising $16.20 million. Sicario will have a very good chance of holding up well going forward thanks in part to strong critical reviews and strong early word of mouth.

The Intern followed closely behind in fourth with $0.941 million. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway declined 68 percent from Sunday and a very solid 38 percent from last Monday. The Intern has grossed $37.53 million in eleven days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 7 percent ahead of the $35.02 million eleven-day take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Black Mass and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials claimed fifth and sixth place for the day with respective daily grosses of $0.501 million and $0.475 million. Warner's Black Mass was down just 64 percent from Sunday, while Fox's Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was down 77 percent. Respective 18-day total grosses stand at $63.87 million for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and at $52.96 million for Black Mass.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 11 - Sun, Feb. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Just Go With It$30,514,732--3,548--$8,601$30,514,7321Sony / Columbia
2Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$29,514,054--3,105--$9,505$30,256,6011Paramount
3Gnomeo and Juliet$25,356,909--2,994--$8,469$25,356,9091Disney
4The Eagle$8,684,464--2,296--$3,782$8,684,4641Focus
5The Roommate$8,126,025-46%2,5340$3,207$25,778,9262Sony / Screen Gems
6The King's Speech$7,230,790-6%2,263-321$3,195$93,675,76112Weinstein Company
7No Strings Attached$5,810,291-27%2,756-294$2,108$60,031,0784Paramount
9True Grit (2010)$3,785,344-18%2,072-830$1,827$160,355,0298Paramount
10The Green Hornet$3,673,909-38%2,090-943$1,758$92,405,9615Sony / Columbia
11The Rite$3,252,360-42%2,207-778$1,474$28,858,2973Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$3,202,921-40%1,886-818$1,698$25,418,6533CBS Films
13The Fighter$2,165,480-24%1,049-613$2,064$85,632,02410Paramount
14Black Swan$2,122,555-37%1,069-908$1,986$99,337,22011Fox Searchlight
15The Dilemma$1,031,015-69%1,242-1303$830$47,635,6955Universal
16Yogi Bear$770,038-66%1,111-696$693$96,618,2799Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

2Blue Valentine (2010)$585,508-26%393-57$1,490$8,211,6107Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$580,245-10%19112$3,038$2,263,3417Roadside Attractions
4127 Hours$559,094-59%359-540$1,557$16,845,89615Fox Searchlight
5TRON: Legacy$554,476-59%364-676$1,523$169,753,8329Disney
6The Company Men$518,025-6%27746$1,870$3,032,0704Weinstein Company
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$465,15225%40944$1,137$293,355,40813Warner Bros.
8Barney's Version$436,4773%110-10$3,968$3,525,8075Sony Pictures Classics
9Little Fockers$345,510-72%424-931$815$147,233,4908Universal
10Another Year$330,719-25%174-62$1,901$2,155,9477Sony Pictures Classics
11Megamind$324,094-15%252-38$1,286$147,878,98615Paramount / DreamWorks
12From Prada to Nada$311,977-58%252-9$1,238$2,588,9263Lionsgate / Pantelion
13The Illusionist (2010)$303,52363%206138$1,473$1,137,5498Sony Pictures Classics
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$287,505-46%293-221$981$102,981,05110Fox
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$213,365-55%308-187$693$41,914,6078Fox
16Country Strong$167,348-73%328-620$510$20,218,9218Sony / Screen Gems
17The Social Network$134,791-45%178-116$757$96,619,12420Sony / Columbia
18Unstoppable (2010)$109,978-14%147-55$748$81,356,49614Fox
19Season of the Witch$94,222-67%176-316$535$24,444,9976Relativity Media
20Rabbit Hole$86,217-30%112-19$770$1,875,9369Lionsgate
21The Tourist$79,740-50%100-131$797$67,000,10210Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

1Cedar Rapids$302,968--15--$20,198$302,9681Fox Searchlight
2Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$300,706--95--$3,165$300,7061Shorts International
3Hubble 3D$153,68227%533$2,900$21,656,91448Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Under the Sea 3D$56,53929%160$3,534$27,053,597105Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Way Back$39,078-72%37-108$1,056$2,637,8814Newmarket Films
6Somewhere (2010)$35,931-40%32-14$1,123$1,668,5938Focus
7Inside Job$26,861-31%29-50$926$3,932,97619Sony Pictures Classics
8Fair Game (2010)$24,824-53%78-71$318$9,528,09215Summit
9Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$21,340-32%13-8$1,642$149,6773Variance Films
10Space Station 3D$20,87633%4-1$5,219$82,732,160461IMAX
11What Women Want (2011)$20,833--21--$992$96,2422China Lion Film
12Winter's Bone$19,256-49%26-8$741$6,394,65636Roadside Attractions
13Poetry$18,900--3--$6,300$18,9001Kino International
14Made in Dagenham$18,3084%29-12$631$997,73513Sony Pictures Classics
15Carancho$15,810--5--$3,162$15,8101Strand Releasing
16Casino Jack$15,058-60%15-24$1,004$932,8769IDP/ATO Pictures
17The Salvation Poem$13,742-62%40$3,436$581,60418CanZion Films
18Love and Other Drugs$13,718-48%25-21$549$32,357,53212Fox
19Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$13,053--1--$13,053$13,0531Phase 4 Films
20Cold Weather$13,039-10%21$6,520$32,3732IFC Films
21I Love You Phillip Morris$9,387-49%23-16$408$1,936,21711Roadside Attractions
22Deep Sea 3D$8,80271%41$2,201$44,015,684259Warner Bros. / IMAX
23Orgasm Inc.$8,773--1--$8,773$8,7731First Run Features
25Certifiably Jonathan$7,826--1--$7,826$7,8261Area23a
26Waiting for Forever$7,374-17%1411$527$20,9752Freestyle
27Kaboom$6,991-57%53$1,398$47,5553IFC Films
28Get Low$6,469-60%19-41$340$9,171,77729Sony Pictures Classics
29Waste Land$6,466-14%62$1,078$142,98116Arthouse Films
30Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$5,980-42%4-1$1,495$404,76618Zeitgeist Films
31Tiny Furniture$4,965-20%8-4$621$383,54914IFC
32The Housemaid (Hanyo)$4,929-70%6-4$822$70,6794IFC Films
33Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!$4,500-47%20$2,250$82,5828Saint Juste International
34All Good Things$4,202-60%4-11$1,051$532,06611Magnolia Pictures
35Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,1283%20$2,064$23,522,257176National Geographic
36Into Eternity$3,98613%10$3,986$10,8182International Film Circuit
37Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$3,589-4%52$718$102,58534Kino International
39Come Undone (2010)$2,664--2--$1,332$8,86711Film Movement
40The Time That Remains$2,593-36%20$1,297$29,0506IFC
41The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$2,503-66%6-7$417$5,186,97416Music Box
42Every Day$2,477-45%20$1,239$27,5835Image Entertainment
43Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$2,381718%32$794$27,44515Variance Films
44My Dog Tulip$2,189-36%1-2$2,189$204,17024New Yorker Films
45What If...$2,184-72%2-3$1,092$811,65826Five & Two Pictures
46Bhutto$2,119-24%1-2$2,119$83,23111First Run Features
47Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$1,989-93%5-37$398$576,6394UTV Communications
48Marwencol$1,8659%20$933$94,66119Cinema Guild
49The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$1,7230%20$862$713,66028National Geographic
50Animal Kingdom$1,706-55%2-2$853$1,040,03227Sony Pictures Classics
51When We Leave (Die Fremde)$1,440-51%1-1$1,440$14,1283Olive Films
52The Strange Case of Angelica$1,35861%10$1,358$34,9327Cinema Guild
53Four Lions$1,301-42%3-3$434$301,52715Drafthouse Films
54The Little Traitor$1,257--1--$1,257$388,43362Westchester Films
55Battleship Potemkin (2011 re-issue)$1,1941709%10$1,194$16,9825Kino International
56The Woodmans$1,06876%21$534$29,5764Lorber Films
57Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$965-83%1-2$965$83,9276First Run Features
58Kings of Pastry$926-42%1-1$926$308,93522First Run
59Enemies of the People$88833%20$444$61,86429International Film Circuit
60Night Catches Us$804-83%2-1$402$73,85711Magnolia
61The Other Woman (2011)$696-89%20$348$9,9072IFC
62The Tempest$613-71%3-2$204$276,20010Disney
63Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$56214%10$562$64,96416Variance Films
64If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle$513--1--$513$12,1356Film Movement
65Tamara Drewe$489-78%2-1$245$558,77919Sony Pictures Classics
66How I Ended This Summer$434-91%10$434$8,1092Film Movement
67Mesrine: Killer Instinct$354-61%10$354$550,87025Music Box
68Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$34030%1-1$340$275,12524Music Box
69A Somewhat Gentle Man$196-77%10$196$9,1675Strand Releasing
70Nenette$184-86%1-1$184$14,0628Kino International
71To the Sea$178--1--$178$61,61331Film Movement
72Feed the Fish$125--1--$125$101,16013Strand