'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, Jan. 3 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 3 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$1,774,401-67%2,9000$612$82,347,2193Sony / Columbia
2The Talented Mr. Ripley$1,578,935-61%2,3092$684$41,351,1252Paramount
3Any Given Sunday$1,538,742-60%2,5050$614$47,318,3442Warner Bros.
4The Green Mile$1,521,762-61%2,8750$529$78,625,0654Warner Bros.
5Toy Story 2$1,458,930-64%3,102-49$470$210,313,2946Disney
6Galaxy Quest$1,093,906-63%2,44230$448$28,405,4432DreamWorks
7Bicentennial Man$866,041-67%2,7670$313$40,589,9033Disney
8Anna and the King$763,026-58%2,129-3$358$25,609,0803Fox
9Man on the Moon$758,159-58%2,0790$365$25,309,3952Universal