'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 Wed, Feb. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$888,708-9%3,14342$283$77,813,3063Sony / Columbia
2A Beautiful Mind$630,414-7%2,25013$280$106,337,7465Universal
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$617,242-9%2,211204$279$25,269,0272Disney
4I Am Sam$483,669-12%1,30335$371$18,496,2066New Line
5The Mothman Prophecies$462,589-12%2,3310$198$22,691,3012Sony / Screen Gems
6Snow Dogs$403,7703%2,4400$165$52,301,1303Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$375,178-10%2,309-394$162$267,426,0217New Line
8A Walk to Remember$348,026-10%2,4209$144$24,392,6392Warner Bros.
9Slackers$217,351-14%1,893--$115$3,496,6251Sony / Columbia
10Birthday Girl$191,951-8%1,000--$192$2,966,6891Miramax