'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, Oct. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$6,006,778--2,614--$2,298$6,006,7781Paramount
2Out of Time$5,262,459--3,076--$1,711$5,262,4591MGM
3The Rundown$2,854,964183%3,1542$905$25,837,6962Universal
4Under the Tuscan Sun$2,315,181186%1,697471$1,364$15,373,4132Disney
5Secondhand Lions$1,510,909201%3,032-6$498$26,957,5713New Line
6Underworld$1,456,834129%2,715-213$537$41,197,7673Sony / Screen Gems
7The Fighting Temptations$872,499217%1,762-264$495$22,062,2243Paramount
8Once Upon a Time in Mexico$746,215116%2,097-825$356$51,188,1684Sony / Columbia
9Cold Creek Manor$732,085162%1,938-97$378$16,561,9043Disney
10Matchstick Men$677,550128%2,007-659$338$32,600,6614Warner Bros.