'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 Sun, Sep. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,825,492-42%1,76469$1,602$97,007,77822IFC Films
3One Hour Photo$2,119,368-39%1,2121039$1,749$14,568,8844Fox Searchlight
5Stealing Harvard$1,444,993-42%2,366--$611$6,041,4431Sony / Columbia
7City by the Sea$1,303,669-39%2,5750$506$16,656,6672Warner Bros.
8Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,080,893-10%2,493-328$434$77,357,0986Miramax / Dimension
9XXX$937,934-36%2,771-317$338$135,396,2566Sony / Columbia
10Austin Powers in Goldmember$510,575-40%1,811-291$282$209,184,9458New Line