'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, Aug. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freaky Friday (2003)$4,892,198-19%2,710--$1,805$10,897,2810Disney
2American Wedding$3,235,808-11%3,172--$1,020$49,752,5941Universal
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,314,9291%3,390-26$683$219,728,6754Disney
5Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$1,804,882-9%3,36420$537$77,313,9192Miramax / Dimension
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$1,286,823-3%3,2220$399$48,499,4192Paramount
7Bad Boys II$1,274,6870%3,022-180$422$117,052,9263Sony / Columbia
8Finding Nemo$492,197-7%1,777-248$277$322,403,73510Disney
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$363,054-2%2,007-525$181$60,636,8194Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$333,769-4%1,760-900$190$144,368,6455Warner Bros.