'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 Fri, Jun. 30 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 30 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perfect Storm$13,238,819--3,407--$3,886$13,238,8191Warner Bros.
2The Patriot$6,862,12859%3,061--$2,242$16,184,8211Sony / Columbia
3Me, Myself & Irene$4,010,52865%3,08768$1,299$39,873,2572Fox
4The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$2,115,854--2,460--$860$2,115,8541Universal
5Big Momma's House$1,701,12974%2,392-454$711$90,956,4875Fox
6Gone in 60 Seconds$1,541,86850%2,651-438$582$75,136,5974Disney
7Mission: Impossible II$1,365,27774%2,667-578$512$193,539,9016Paramount
8Gladiator (2000)$595,93730%1,411-401$422$167,918,6889DreamWorks