'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, Dec. 15 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 15 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$11,329,510--3,012--$3,761$11,329,5101Paramount
2How the Grinch Stole Christmas$3,207,007180%3,25674$985$203,039,0785Universal
3Vertical Limit$2,679,320166%2,3070$1,161$22,388,6672Sony / Columbia
4Proof of Life$1,502,14994%2,7050$555$14,931,0142Warner Bros.
6102 Dalmatians$566,64189%2,190-514$259$45,902,0934Disney
7Meet the Parents$358,20776%1,380-554$260$158,168,13611Universal
8Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$337,43779%2,540-300$133$42,823,3275Paramount
9Charlie's Angels$332,46157%1,625-579$205$120,336,1117Sony / Columbia