'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. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Reloaded$5,627,342-11%3,6030$1,562$163,871,4131Warner Bros.
2X2: X-Men United$1,248,27317%3,490-259$358$178,957,3003Fox
3Daddy Day Care$1,147,49327%3,40838$337$55,141,5682Sony / Columbia
4Down with Love$665,43116%2,1232122$313$9,524,7672Fox
5Identity$427,51720%2,196-422$195$46,579,5194Sony / Columbia
6Anger Management$343,20228%2,476-343$139$129,445,7716Sony / Columbia
8The Lizzie McGuire Movie$282,32832%2,658-167$106$33,280,2793Disney