'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 Sat, Oct. 30 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 30 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1House on Haunted Hill (1999)$6,122,11613%2,710--$2,259$11,544,8131Warner Bros.
2The Best Man$2,820,28259%1,346--$2,095$7,214,4062Universal
3Double Jeopardy$2,650,59461%2,986-16$888$96,892,6556Paramount
4American Beauty$1,690,69344%1,52869$1,106$53,041,2127DreamWorks
5Music of the Heart$1,680,82851%1,349--$1,246$2,796,1961Miramax
6Bringing Out the Dead$1,500,70638%1,947--$771$4,444,3632Paramount
7The Sixth Sense$1,495,37156%2,051-140$729$258,110,69513Disney
8The Story of Us$1,340,75239%2,1759$616$21,556,5753Universal
9Fight Club$1,230,8997%1,943-23$634$26,761,6283Fox
10Three Kings$1,170,55148%1,851--$632$33,065,6675Warner Bros.