'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, Aug. 24 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 24 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Cowboys$838,3152%2,8350$296$57,203,1123Warner Bros.
2The Replacements$787,8424%2,7540$286$26,705,4662Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$678,0484%2,760-165$246$126,306,3955DreamWorks
4Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$489,649-6%2,969-282$165$106,434,1074Universal
5Hollow Man$479,0673%2,9560$162$63,754,7213Sony / Columbia
6Godzilla 2000$302,652-10%2,111--$143$5,852,7161Sony / TriStar
8The Perfect Storm$193,5072%1,417-521$137$173,068,8078Warner Bros.
9Scary Movie$148,6647%1,501-443$99$146,422,2937Miramax / Dimension
10Disney's The Kid$145,973-17%1,222-295$119$63,055,1377Disney