'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, Aug. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$2,003,651-21%3,38814$591$90,979,0632Sony / Columbia
3Blue Crush$1,245,444-25%3,002--$415$18,761,5301Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,155,902-23%3,3070$350$50,018,5662Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$991,162-22%3,113-395$318$186,846,8864New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$888,104-13%1,064341$835$42,012,01318IFC Films
7Blood Work$493,868-10%2,5250$196$16,859,5792Warner Bros.
8The Master of Disguise$404,914-16%2,137-431$189$31,628,0833Sony / Columbia
9Road to Perdition$376,104-13%1,914-297$197$91,516,3806DreamWorks
10Stuart Little 2$266,744-22%1,714-668$156$57,988,8975Sony / Columbia