'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, May. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Reloaded$37,508,928650%3,603--$10,410$42,509,6080Warner Bros.
2X2: X-Men United$1,567,116-23%3,7498$418$156,869,0032Fox
3Daddy Day Care$1,076,9392%3,370--$320$32,177,1781Sony / Columbia
4Identity$361,842-20%2,618-115$138$41,404,8293Sony / Columbia
5Anger Management$316,289-11%2,819-652$112$124,722,5805Sony / Columbia
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$241,102-4%2,8250$85$27,558,4232Disney
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$64,106-14%1,042-165$62$7,036,0643MGM
9Malibu's Most Wanted$62,357-25%2,008-332$31$32,123,0574Warner Bros.