'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, Oct. 12 - Sun, Oct. 14

Wide (1000+)

1Taken 2$21,873,127-56%3,70645$5,902$86,131,9792Fox
2Argo$19,458,109--3,232--$6,020$19,458,1091Warner Bros.
3Sinister$18,007,634--2,527--$7,126$18,007,6341Lionsgate / Summit
4Hotel Transylvania$17,241,317-36%3,37523$5,109$102,133,9343Sony / Columbia
5Here Comes the Boom$11,816,596--3,014--$3,921$11,816,5961Sony / Columbia
6Pitch Perfect$9,266,940-38%2,78717$3,325$36,015,4033Universal
8Looper$6,201,665-49%2,605-388$2,381$51,344,0903Sony / TriStar
9Seven Psychopaths$4,174,915--1,480--$2,821$4,174,9151CBS Films
10Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,751,572--1,012--$1,731$1,751,5721Atlas Distribution
11End of Watch$1,702,048-57%1,551-819$1,097$36,374,2234Open Road
12Trouble with the Curve$1,555,388-59%1,812-1191$858$32,773,4974Warner Bros.
13House at the End of the Street$1,310,343-65%1,866-854$702$29,996,3474Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$2,150,06437%726505$2,962$6,135,5094Lionsgate / Summit
2The Master$813,379-56%682-182$1,193$13,910,2875Weinstein Company
3The Dark Knight Rises$511,399-24%465-110$1,100$446,199,99613Warner Bros.
5Finding Nemo 3D$387,942-76%480-1266$808$40,115,1725Disney
6Arbitrage$342,144-47%194-50$1,764$6,653,1495Roadside Attractions
7Resident Evil: Retribution$240,285-79%349-1012$688$41,752,4115Sony / Screen Gems
8Ice Age: Continental Drift$229,297-24%237-63$967$159,818,50714Fox
9Searching For Sugar Man$190,822120%157119$1,215$1,685,69412Sony Pictures Classics
10The Possession$161,024-74%369-452$436$48,732,0487Lionsgate
11The Bourne Legacy$160,460-53%245-237$655$112,582,74010Universal
12The Odd Life of Timothy Green$141,692-48%279-255$508$50,466,7479Disney
13Won't Back Down$138,709-86%513-2004$270$5,098,6923Fox
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$122,193-31%176-81$694$48,440,75811Fox
16Dredd 3D$107,349-83%155-676$693$13,157,0454Lionsgate
17Ted (2012)$95,655-35%145-42$660$218,511,80016Universal
18Premium Rush$90,95777%16386$558$20,122,3058Sony / Columbia
19Hope Springs (2012)$87,170-59%215-224$405$63,434,84210Sony / Columbia
20Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$86,625-15%122-33$710$216,366,73319Paramount / DreamWorks
21The Expendables 2$65,968-61%146-167$452$84,501,9589Lionsgate
22Lawless$59,746-82%287-324$208$37,156,1997Weinstein Company
23The Campaign$44,265-75%101-202$438$86,382,82810Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

1English Vinglish$437,949-41%880$4,977$1,405,7582Eros International
2The Thieves$136,993--11--$12,454$136,9931Well Go USA
4The Paperboy$96,111-6%4938$1,961$236,9012Millennium Entertainment
5To the Arctic 3D$87,589-15%520$1,684$9,122,05426Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Middle of Nowhere (2012)$67,909--6--$11,318$67,9091AFFRM
7Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$55,809-34%17-1$3,283$438,8374IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
8The Intouchables$54,346-49%59-25$921$12,749,65721Weinstein Company
9The Amazing Spider-Man$50,848-59%73-72$697$262,030,66315Sony / Columbia
10Sleepwalk With Me$48,564-48%58-37$837$2,120,4498IFC Films
11The Oranges$44,207-78%56-54$789$319,4272IDP/ATO Pictures
12Barfi!$37,233-77%34-76$1,095$2,779,1725UTV Communications
13Moonrise Kingdom$35,673-35%56-36$637$45,451,32121Focus
14Hubble 3D$33,748-27%162$2,109$34,697,705135Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Born to Be Wild 3D$28,853-17%30-3$962$21,031,13480Warner Bros. / IMAX
16The Other Dream Team$27,836114%125$2,320$70,3803The Film Arcade
17Smashed$26,943--4--$6,736$26,9431Sony Pictures Classics
18Beasts of the Southern Wild$25,255-39%36-15$702$11,152,26616Fox Searchlight
19The House I Live In$21,48731%86$2,686$45,7302Abramorama
20Liberal Arts$18,291-42%25-4$732$241,7645IFC Films
21Robot & Frank$16,659-74%34-36$490$3,217,2149IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
22Least Among Saints$15,774--3--$5,258$15,7741Brainstorm Media
23To Rome with Love$15,320-30%249$638$16,654,22717Sony Pictures Classics
24The Big Picture (2012)$13,760--2--$6,880$13,7601MPI Media
25V/H/S$12,333-66%182$685$65,1302Magnolia / Magnet
26Ruby Sparks$11,689147%155$779$2,523,82812Fox Searchlight
27Deep Sea 3D$11,48424%2-2$5,742$45,035,648346Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Keep the Lights On$11,08667%63$1,848$199,1776Music Box Films
29The Watch$10,844-63%14-18$775$34,350,55312Fox
30How To Survive A Plague$10,779-10%92$1,198$94,0034IFC Films
31Special Forces$10,759--5--$2,152$10,7591Entertainment One Films
32Simon and the Oaks$9,964--1--$9,964$9,9641The Film Arcade
33Somewhere Between$9,374287%20$4,687$64,3758Long Shot Factory
34The Queen of Versailles$9,205-61%17-14$541$2,358,10213Magnolia Pictures
35Wuthering Heights (2012)$8,803-2%43$2,201$21,9202Oscilloscope
36The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$8,774-18%9-9$975$46,363,98024Fox Searchlight
37Thaandavam$8,223-78%3-18$2,741$206,0253UTV Communications
38Trade of Innocents$7,7401216%32$2,580$8,7552Monterey Media
39Celeste and Jesse Forever$6,25216%150$417$3,077,62211Sony Pictures Classics
40Safety Not Guaranteed$6,208-18%18-6$345$4,007,79219FilmDistrict
41Just 45 Minutes from Broadway$6,093--4--$1,523$23,7292Rainbow Releasing
42Under the Sea 3D$5,562-15%50$1,112$32,395,013192Warner Bros. / IMAX
43Farewell, My Queen$5,46134%80$683$1,341,60114Cohen Media Group
44Wild Horse, Wild Ride$5,080-11%5-2$1,016$111,2058Screen Media Films
45Gayby$4,792--1--$4,792$4,7921The Film Collaborative
46Tristana (2012 re-issue)$4,754--1--$4,754$4,7541Cohen Media Group
47War of the Buttons (2012)$4,737--5--$947$4,7371Weinstein Company
48Chicken With Plums$4,452-68%11-13$405$213,0029Sony Pictures Classics
49The Well-Digger's Daughter$4,252-31%3-3$1,417$325,03913Kino Lorber
50Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$3,830-88%6-6$638$47,7582Roadside Attractions
51Killer Joe$3,805--13--$293$1,987,76212LD Entertainment
52Step Up to the Plate$3,692--5--$738$33,1965Cinema Guild
53Photographic Memory$3,006--2--$1,503$3,0061First Run Features
54The Revisionaries$2,6873%21$1,344$6,8472Kino Lorber
552 Days In New York$2,581-58%5-9$516$615,54310Magnolia Pictures
56Bel Borba Aqui$2,45531%10$2,455$6,0882Abramorama
57Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$2,079-69%32$693$15,5182Drafthouse Films
58Unforgivable$2,04761%21$1,024$150,44716Strand Releasing
59Compliance$1,555-28%5-2$311$311,9359Magnolia Pictures
60Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,070-45%1-1$1,070$164,51323Rialto Pictures
61Husbands In Goa$1,010--2--$505$8,5854UTV Communications
62Toys in the Attic$823-55%2-2$412$64,9186Hannover House
635 Broken Cameras$741-55%21$371$73,19620Kino Lorber
64Girl Model$645--1--$645$19,9146First Run Features
65Vulgaria$638-94%1-8$638$58,7163China Lion Film
66Nobody Else But You$611--1--$611$42,58023First Run Features
67Now, Forager$453-71%21$227$4,5092Argot Pictures
68Neil Young Journeys$453-88%2-3$227$214,58816Sony Pictures Classics
69Bringing Up Bobby$355--2--$178$1,6283Monterey Media
70Kumare$352--1--$352$125,06517Kino Lorber
71Breathing$316--1--$316$3,3427Kino Lorber
73Radio Unnameable$68-29%10$68$18,4244Kino Lorber