'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 30 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 30 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$1,082,972-25%2,380--$455$21,453,9021Universal
2Space Cowboys$532,864-9%2,795-40$191$65,350,5684Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$450,128-17%2,568-192$175$132,362,3956DreamWorks
4The Replacements$383,572-17%2,717-37$141$32,030,7183Warner Bros.
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$267,786-12%2,543-426$105$110,872,9785Universal
6Hollow Man$252,659-23%2,481-475$102$65,431,6024Sony / Columbia
8Godzilla 2000$135,853-21%2,1110$64$6,916,6702Sony / TriStar
9The Perfect Storm$133,535-11%1,205-212$111$173,802,6429Warner Bros.
10Scary Movie$69,296-14%1,5010$46$146,822,2978Miramax / Dimension