'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 Mon, Sep. 8 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 8 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$417,516-75%3,1240$134$27,702,8212MGM / United Artists
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$336,538-76%2,203-24$153$282,168,8049Disney
3The Order$331,712-70%1,975--$168$4,771,7181Fox
4Open Range$319,836-70%2,26824$141$49,630,5424Disney
5S.W.A.T.$294,478-74%2,600-181$113$109,078,6365Sony / Columbia
6Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$283,452-82%2,026--$140$6,943,1151Paramount
8Freddy Vs. Jason$208,496-75%2,505-424$83$78,566,3474New Line
9Freaky Friday (2003)$185,762-86%2,973-94$62$97,264,7315Disney
10American Wedding$151,491-71%1,514-296$100$100,821,4076Universal