'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 Sat, Mar. 8 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 8 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$13,360,08836%2,801--$4,770$23,199,5711Disney
2Tears of the Sun$6,740,44016%2,973--$2,267$12,545,7721Sony / Columbia
3Old School$3,838,11932%2,707-35$1,418$48,315,6413DreamWorks
5How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$2,983,95939%2,897-26$1,030$85,322,6595Paramount
6Cradle 2 the Grave$2,804,47947%2,6250$1,068$25,064,1432Warner Bros.
8The Jungle Book 2$1,937,065126%2,553-261$759$38,059,5464Disney
9Shanghai Knights$1,213,36961%1,905-610$637$54,026,7855Disney
10The Life of David Gale$964,52861%1,872-131$515$16,549,2643Universal