'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, Feb. 13 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 13 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,271,7959%2,923--$435$28,705,8991Paramount
3Shanghai Knights$805,4591%2,753--$293$23,148,9401Disney
4The Recruit$542,111-7%2,3760$228$32,130,3232Disney
5Final Destination 2$445,936-9%2,8340$157$29,920,4852New Line
6About Schmidt$295,4633%1,2404$238$47,855,1819New Line
7The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$251,6700%1,680-495$150$321,853,1838New Line
8Deliver Us from Eva$240,337-7%1,139--$211$7,838,5341Focus
9Catch Me If You Can (2002)$207,5812%1,744-572$119$157,221,6817DreamWorks
10Kangaroo Jack$204,510-3%2,8480$72$53,923,2674Warner Bros.