'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 Thu, Aug. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$2,028,4231%3,38814$599$93,007,4862Sony / Columbia
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,321,78414%3,3070$400$51,340,3502Miramax / Dimension
4Blue Crush$1,185,810-5%3,002--$395$19,947,3401Universal
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,007,1252%3,113-395$324$187,854,0114New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$939,0136%1,064341$883$42,951,02618IFC Films
7Blood Work$509,3893%2,5250$202$17,368,9682Warner Bros.
8The Master of Disguise$447,17310%2,137-431$209$32,075,2563Sony / Columbia
9Road to Perdition$401,1487%1,914-297$210$91,917,5286DreamWorks
10Stuart Little 2$336,75326%1,714-668$196$58,325,6505Sony / Columbia