'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 Tue, Oct. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$1,362,153-32%3,3636$405$66,659,0372Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$902,376-41%3,31310$272$87,140,7803Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$720,665-38%2,01645$357$147,421,48726IFC Films
4The Transporter$706,541-36%2,573--$275$10,913,2731Fox
5Brown Sugar$523,902-52%1,372--$382$12,362,8531Fox Searchlight
6White Oleander$474,308-29%1,510--$314$6,750,2291Warner Bros.
7Knockaround Guys$465,801-31%1,806--$258$6,163,4771New Line
8The Tuxedo$355,988-63%2,985-37$119$38,365,9903DreamWorks
9The Rules of Attraction$275,978-21%1,437--$192$3,158,9261Lionsgate
10Tuck Everlasting$249,968-67%1,185--$211$6,269,7631Disney