'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 Sun, Oct. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$6,719,564-38%3,016--$2,228$28,094,9641New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$2,960,146-44%3,1020$954$43,315,0652Miramax
3Mystic River$2,750,680-38%1,4671454$1,875$13,532,6621Warner Bros.
4Runaway Jury$2,695,072-47%2,815--$957$11,835,3891Fox
5Good Boy!$2,666,632-31%3,2250$827$25,715,1252MGM
6School of Rock$2,664,836-45%2,95122$903$54,900,4693Paramount
7Intolerable Cruelty$1,516,831-47%2,5706$590$22,722,3222Universal
8Out of Time$938,438-49%2,344-732$400$35,231,5923MGM
9Under the Tuscan Sun$867,050-41%1,663-38$521$33,657,4444Disney
10The Rundown$703,422-44%2,099-724$335$44,537,9914Universal