'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, Mar. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$9,839,483--2,801--$3,513$9,839,4831Disney
2Tears of the Sun$5,805,332--2,973--$1,953$5,805,3321Sony / Columbia
3Old School$2,897,550175%2,707-35$1,070$44,477,5223DreamWorks
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$2,141,827219%2,897-26$739$82,338,7005Paramount
5Cradle 2 the Grave$1,913,108151%2,6250$729$22,259,6642Warner Bros.
8The Jungle Book 2$857,270163%2,553-261$336$36,122,4814Disney
9Shanghai Knights$754,556165%1,905-610$396$52,813,4165Disney
10The Life of David Gale$598,04687%1,872-131$319$15,584,7363Universal