'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, Jan. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$11,040,80731%3,6220$3,048$229,636,0062New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$9,085,25115%3,1560$2,879$71,659,3101DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$4,716,65927%2,7550$1,712$54,917,5702Warner Bros.
4Gangs of New York$3,550,80665%2,19020$1,621$37,881,9672Miramax
5Maid in Manhattan$3,407,20040%2,93830$1,160$65,537,7753Sony / Columbia
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$2,156,98914%3,0120$716$24,571,1082Paramount
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$2,128,55122%2,5050$850$246,001,1847Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$1,319,25995%2,2460$587$25,316,5833Disney
10Die Another Day$1,296,00120%1,8750$691$150,068,8806MGM