'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, Jan. 1 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 1 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$9,060,0126%2,929155$3,093$109,691,0822Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$5,574,60512%3,0462$1,830$115,765,2823Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$4,608,78426%2,6680$1,727$46,668,3142Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$3,974,91432%2,3946$1,660$42,792,0032Universal
5The Emperor's New Groove$3,346,11319%2,8870$1,159$19,471,1703Disney
6Vertical Limit$2,044,36746%2,45651$832$51,888,7354Sony / Columbia
7How the Grinch Stole Christmas$1,738,584-2%3,161-3$550$253,369,1587Universal
8Proof of Life$862,08143%2,062--$418$24,855,7694Warner Bros.
9102 Dalmatians$779,75713%1,577--$494$54,199,6596Disney
10Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$639,29714%1,749--$366$49,437,1627Paramount