'The Martian' Zooms Past $70M Mark After Leading Thursday with $3.80M; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Approaching $100M Mark After $1.30M Daily TakeOctober 09, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Martian rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $3.80 million on Thursday. In the process, the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday. The Martian was up a solid 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. The Martian was the week's top film with a healthy seven-day start of $71.71 million. The film is currently running 4.5 percent ahead of the $68.62 million last year's Interstellar had grossed after seven days of wide release and 9 percent behind the $79.13 million seven-day take of 2013's Gravity.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania 2 held steady in second place with $1.30 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D computer animated film from Sony Pictures Animation was up 5 percent over Wednesday and down just 27 percent from last Thursday. Hotel Transylvania 2 placed in second for the week with $38.98 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $96.52 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 is running 14 percent ahead of the $84.89 million two-week take of 2012's Hotel Transylvania.

The Intern took in $1.04 million to remain in third. The Warner Bros. comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and down 33 percent from last Thursday. The Intern took fourth place for the week with $16.01 million. That represented a 36 percent fall from last week and places the film's two-week haul at $40.91 million. The Intern is running 7 percent ahead of the $38.09 million two-week take of 2013's Last Vegas.

Lionsgate's Sicario continued to claim fourth place with $0.917 million. The critically acclaimed crime thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday. Sicario placed in third for the week with $16.35 million, which was in line with expectations.  With the addition of two weeks of platform release, the three-week total for Sicario stands at a promising $19.36 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freaky Friday (2003)$6,005,083--2,710--$2,216$6,005,0830Disney
2American Wedding$3,616,494-20%3,172--$1,140$46,516,7861Universal
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,292,826-17%3,390-26$676$217,413,7464Disney
4Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$1,982,163-20%3,36420$589$75,509,0372Miramax / Dimension
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$1,327,534-18%3,2220$412$47,212,5962Paramount
7Bad Boys II$1,277,051-16%3,022-180$423$115,778,2393Sony / Columbia
8Finding Nemo$526,450-23%1,777-248$296$321,911,53810Disney
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$370,821-22%2,007-525$185$60,273,7654Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$346,505-17%1,760-900$197$144,034,8765Warner Bros.