'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 Wed, Dec. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$930,241-17%3,34723$278$123,167,7703MGM
2Analyze That$802,660-12%2,635--$305$13,558,0971Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$579,706-8%3,387-295$171$215,744,2024Warner Bros.
4The Santa Clause 2$310,6170%2,356-170$132$121,037,8276Disney
5Treasure Planet$286,8662%3,2270$89$24,535,9692Disney
68 Mile$200,455-13%2,015-483$99$111,803,4265Universal
8Eight Crazy Nights$178,303-10%2,5030$71$20,592,2942Sony / Columbia
9Friday After Next$175,732-5%1,450-171$121$29,781,4263New Line
10The Ring$173,185-8%1,642-270$105$123,845,9488DreamWorks