'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, Dec. 19 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 19 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$3,816,20616%3,012--$1,267$40,729,5501Paramount
2How the Grinch Stole Christmas$1,579,18231%3,25674$485$216,420,8845Universal
3Vertical Limit$1,004,63423%2,3070$435$30,638,7982Sony / Columbia
4Proof of Life$645,98022%2,7050$239$19,986,7862Warner Bros.
6102 Dalmatians$341,74316%2,190-514$156$48,636,5834Disney
7Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$212,21718%2,540-300$84$44,719,7545Paramount
8Charlie's Angels$161,30627%1,625-579$99$121,395,0307Sony / Columbia
9Meet the Parents$151,04629%1,380-554$109$159,278,93111Universal