'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, Apr. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$1,015,033-6%2,613--$388$21,695,5291Paramount
2Panic Room$609,089-1%3,11966$195$78,418,0313Sony / Columbia
3The Rookie (2002)$544,9082%2,520-4$216$47,380,6973Disney
4The Sweetest Thing$536,215-3%2,670--$201$11,807,3451Sony / Columbia
5Ice Age$516,9481%3,011-189$172$153,725,3745Fox
6High Crimes$456,341-7%2,74730$166$26,984,4532Fox
8Blade II$315,123-8%2,174-387$145$75,672,0064New Line
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$309,30111%2,10482$147$14,838,2092Artisan