'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, Sep. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$398,165-74%2,7453$145$17,775,4602Universal
2Nurse Betty$303,617-73%1,46910$207$14,070,2962USA Films
3Bring It On$182,646-85%2,42711$75$51,113,0394Universal
4What Lies Beneath$140,679-73%2,007-159$70$145,717,3479DreamWorks
5Highlander: Endgame$96,215-69%1,5461$62$10,144,0963Miramax / Dimension
6The Replacements$72,258-77%1,713-345$42$40,029,7886Warner Bros.
7Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$56,741-82%1,402-292$40$118,605,7638Universal