'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 Wed, Sep. 29 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 29 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Double Jeopardy$1,722,728-12%2,547--$676$28,475,2941Paramount
2The Sixth Sense$614,359-10%2,7913$220$225,767,1478Disney
4Stir of Echoes$205,006-11%1,897-46$108$15,874,6943Artisan
5Runaway Bride$101,006-17%1,870-514$54$146,512,1899Paramount
6The Thomas Crown Affair$97,809-8%1,405-253$70$65,927,2398MGM
7The 13th Warrior$67,099-13%1,137-832$59$30,540,7395Disney