'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 Mon, Nov. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$4,587,804-63%3,502--$1,310$88,378,0431Warner Bros.
2Elf$3,752,385-59%3,337--$1,124$34,867,5511New Line
3Brother Bear$1,690,143-71%3,0300$558$45,712,4282Disney
4Scary Movie 3$1,001,551-60%3,288-217$305$94,066,9953Miramax / Dimension
5Radio$742,118-58%2,811-263$264$36,873,8513Sony / Columbia
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$549,738-54%2,378-592$231$73,925,4494New Line
7Mystic River$479,164-62%1,58130$303$40,916,9514Warner Bros.
8Runaway Jury$441,252-60%2,133-603$207$40,433,9244Fox
9School of Rock$315,021-57%1,982-804$159$73,786,4456Paramount
10Kill Bill Vol. 1$305,313-53%1,681-748$182$65,219,4465Miramax