'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Aug. 2 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 2 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Runaway Bride$4,583,822-51%3,158--$1,451$39,030,1041Paramount
2The Haunting$1,910,030-56%2,86456$667$65,875,6482DreamWorks
3Inspector Gadget$1,889,419-57%2,87763$657$49,244,9002Disney
4American Pie$1,096,095-49%2,436-108$450$78,256,2684Universal
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$487,896-55%1,62813$300$409,090,59911Fox
6Lake Placid$338,948-61%1,796-306$189$26,660,4423Fox
7Wild Wild West$289,969-61%2,151-894$135$109,170,8935Warner Bros.
8Muppets from Space$133,661-56%1,296-969$103$13,768,5213Sony / Columbia