'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 Thu, Nov. 4 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 4 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1House on Haunted Hill (1999)$912,716-3%2,710--$337$20,272,6901Warner Bros.
2Fight Club$434,117-1%1,943-23$223$29,487,6503Fox
3The Best Man$424,0887%1,3482$315$10,591,7822Universal
4Double Jeopardy$416,9771%2,986-16$140$99,644,2136Paramount
5American Beauty$371,262-2%1,52869$243$55,427,1817DreamWorks
6Bringing Out the Dead$302,244-1%1,94711$155$6,573,7232Paramount
7Music of the Heart$299,586-3%1,349--$222$4,970,0991Miramax
8The Story of Us$282,989-4%2,1759$130$23,362,6823Universal
9The Sixth Sense$277,63210%2,051-140$135$259,894,80413Disney
10Three Kings$208,9282%1,851-560$113$34,496,2615Warner Bros.