'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 Thu, Dec. 27 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 27 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$11,020,242-9%3,3590$3,281$117,164,4271New Line
2Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$4,638,85317%3,139--$1,478$27,169,8061Paramount
3Ocean's Eleven$4,214,357-8%3,0750$1,371$110,825,5643Warner Bros.
4Ali$4,003,227-31%2,446--$1,637$20,026,1940Sony / Columbia
5Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$3,511,4393%3,311-111$1,061$274,798,8106Warner Bros.
6Vanilla Sky$2,496,966-16%2,7442$910$54,957,0392Paramount
7Monsters, Inc.$1,821,20716%2,097-585$868$229,743,4878Disney
8Joe Somebody$1,363,9823%2,506--$544$8,059,7871Fox
9How High$1,278,515-14%1,266--$1,010$12,547,4261Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$1,205,674-11%2,3650$510$25,865,9622Sony / Columbia