'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jul. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$5,864,498-58%3,557--$1,649$93,107,0671Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,512,722-51%3,2310$778$76,125,5342Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,750,117-51%3,2220$543$104,767,6013Disney
4Like Mike$1,507,588-56%2,410--$626$20,427,2101Fox
5Minority Report$1,463,460-59%2,729-272$536$98,584,8423Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,017,091-60%2,512-151$405$90,036,2944Universal
7Scooby-Doo$871,687-56%3,257-190$268$138,399,8144Warner Bros.
8The Powerpuff Girls Movie$463,869-57%2,340--$198$6,591,1221Warner Bros.
9Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$428,261-44%1,792-375$239$61,215,4685Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$351,975-63%1,592-894$221$112,075,4496Paramount