'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, Oct. 20 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 20 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$1,121,691-9%1,963--$571$14,574,6031Fox
2Double Jeopardy$761,457-5%2,93623$259$82,328,3334Paramount
3The Story of Us$692,126-7%2,164--$320$11,773,5551Universal
4American Beauty$614,2974%1,350124$455$42,699,7525DreamWorks
5Three Kings$553,8491%2,942--$188$29,455,8553Warner Bros.
6Random Hearts$448,877-3%2,6970$166$23,811,9112Sony / Columbia
7The Sixth Sense$408,0801%2,682-102$152$249,954,77911Disney
9Blue Streak$219,194-2%2,353--$93$46,150,7165Sony / Columbia
10Drive Me Crazy$95,958-6%2,088--$46$11,123,9663Fox