'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 Fri, Sep. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Once Upon a Time in Mexico$8,797,717--3,282--$2,681$8,797,7171Sony / Columbia
2Matchstick Men$4,105,507--2,711--$1,514$4,105,5071Warner Bros.
3Cabin Fever$3,106,371--2,087--$1,488$3,106,3711Lionsgate
4Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$1,359,667375%2,08357$653$9,188,1002Paramount
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,162,619189%2,029-174$573$284,542,57910Disney
6Freaky Friday (2003)$959,440356%2,567-406$374$98,865,2666Disney
7Jeepers Creepers II$849,668138%2,784-340$305$29,698,2823MGM / United Artists
8S.W.A.T.$787,120141%2,062-538$382$110,869,9956Sony / Columbia
9Open Range$758,625100%2,063-205$368$51,537,2905Disney