'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, Apr. 10 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 10 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rules of Engagement$1,143,263-56%3,155--$362$16,156,1961Paramount
2Erin Brockovich$555,624-75%3,00496$185$90,187,9104Universal
3Return to Me$548,030-72%2,007--$273$8,370,1871MGM
4The Road to El Dorado$436,226-86%3,2235$135$25,559,4912DreamWorks
5The Skulls$350,129-76%2,4164$145$20,551,6932Universal
6High Fidelity$310,446-71%1,22946$253$13,200,2452Disney
7Romeo Must Die$306,742-76%2,289-352$134$46,248,4453Warner Bros.
8Ready to Rumble$288,514-78%2,585--$112$5,605,5701Warner Bros.
9American Beauty$250,690-68%1,934-56$130$115,440,38330DreamWorks
10Mission to Mars$94,745-75%1,594-911$59$56,277,6185Disney