'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, Sep. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$972,9778%1,619290$601$72,014,15920IFC Films
3XXX$478,541-3%3,53619$135$125,502,9034Sony / Columbia
4fear dot com$305,076-13%2,550--$120$8,191,9051Warner Bros.
5Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$217,3076%3,250-57$67$70,876,1874Miramax / Dimension
6Austin Powers in Goldmember$216,484-23%2,506-299$86$203,878,4096New Line
7Blue Crush$196,271-8%2,820-195$70$35,415,7733Universal
8Serving Sara$190,516-5%2,17420$88$12,579,4422Paramount
9Road to Perdition$171,9230%1,763-100$98$99,874,2848DreamWorks
10Blood Work$132,958-1%1,751422$76$24,507,4574Warner Bros.