'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, May. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$24,404,137-19%3,161--$7,720$54,545,6931Fox
2Spider-Man$11,837,646237%3,6150$3,275$252,374,9003Sony / Columbia
4About a Boy$2,613,298--1,207--$2,165$2,613,2981Universal
5The New Guy$2,062,710485%2,6870$768$12,890,7332Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$822,700254%2,158-352$381$59,291,1626Paramount
7The Scorpion King$740,402215%2,555-664$290$83,021,5715Universal
8Murder by Numbers$463,462206%1,580-536$293$28,701,5015Warner Bros.
9The Rookie (2002)$462,480281%1,849-268$250$69,247,6878Disney
10Ice Age$193,825314%1,180-544$164$171,505,14410Fox