'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 Fri, Feb. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Queen of the Damned$5,829,552--2,511--$2,322$5,829,5521Warner Bros.
2John Q.$3,737,277221%2,50539$1,492$31,351,7332New Line
4Crossroads (2002)$2,278,560240%2,3811$957$21,446,8702Paramount
5Return to Never Land$2,052,832136%2,62621$782$20,326,9052Disney
6Big Fat Liar$1,644,965155%2,437-97$675$28,555,7033Universal
7A Beautiful Mind$1,479,171184%2,069-12$715$128,863,9308Universal
8Hart's War$1,382,202183%2,4590$562$11,925,6052MGM
9Super Troopers$1,202,945167%1,80525$666$9,772,3962Fox Searchlight
10Collateral Damage$1,031,308100%2,410-414$428$31,780,3193Warner Bros.