'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. 26 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 26 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$11,669,9016%2,774--$4,207$51,523,4651Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$6,902,57120%3,04432$2,268$77,103,6942Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$4,723,12124%2,668--$1,770$18,833,4931Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$4,321,036-5%2,388--$1,809$19,424,7141Universal
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$3,274,05832%3,164-92$1,035$238,397,4876Universal
6Vertical Limit$1,951,90520%2,40598$812$40,344,4273Sony / Columbia
7All the Pretty Horses$1,124,632-14%1,483--$758$2,429,1860Miramax
8102 Dalmatians$886,849--1,684-506$527$50,471,2535Disney
9Proof of Life$788,124--2,062-643$382$22,103,7553Warner Bros.
10Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$683,699--1,890-650$362$46,062,5326Paramount