'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 Fri, Nov. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$29,631,102--3,682--$8,048$29,631,1021Warner Bros.
28 Mile$6,589,716184%2,49626$2,640$71,685,9362Universal
3The Ring$3,579,544324%2,882-45$1,242$93,604,4615DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 2$3,566,148322%3,346-6$1,066$70,981,3153Disney
5Half Past Dead$2,661,146--2,113--$1,259$2,661,1461Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,325,631248%1,812-163$732$182,791,37031IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$1,220,370158%2,413-119$506$56,695,0114Paramount
8I Spy$1,202,691212%2,611-571$461$28,131,0043Sony / Columbia
9Sweet Home Alabama$719,480255%1,469-535$490$120,369,8258Disney
10Femme Fatale$383,16098%1,0660$359$4,826,8832Warner Bros.