'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 Tue, Aug. 15 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 15 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$1,518,3641%2,9560$514$53,327,0012Sony / Columbia
2Space Cowboys$1,418,5461%2,83530$500$41,849,5332Warner Bros.
3The Replacements$1,403,114-2%2,754--$509$13,871,1751Warner Bros.
4What Lies Beneath$1,290,8365%2,92558$441$114,526,1294DreamWorks
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,040,181-7%3,2514$320$96,150,5543Universal
7The Perfect Storm$345,033-3%1,938-664$178$171,194,2467Warner Bros.
8Scary Movie$317,9772%1,944-653$164$144,903,9336Miramax / Dimension
9Disney's The Kid$291,347-10%1,517-462$192$61,555,3276Disney
10The Patriot$177,8898%1,252-558$142$107,641,3717Sony / Columbia