'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 Thu, Jan. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$6,378,408-42%3,6220$1,761$236,014,4142New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$4,636,706-49%3,1560$1,469$76,296,0161DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$2,766,778-41%2,7550$1,004$57,684,3482Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$2,168,997-36%2,93830$738$67,706,7723Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$1,875,839-47%2,19020$857$39,757,8062Miramax
6Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,448,534-32%2,5050$578$247,449,7187Warner Bros.
7The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,448,148-33%3,0120$481$26,019,2562Paramount
9The Hot Chick$905,151-31%2,2460$403$26,221,7343Disney
10Die Another Day$761,858-41%1,8750$406$150,830,7386MGM