'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, Dec. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Santa$868,603-69%2,005--$433$17,671,8801Miramax / Dimension
2Gothika$781,841-71%2,3820$328$42,061,0002Warner Bros.
3The Haunted Mansion$764,637-85%3,122--$245$34,812,4301Disney
4Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$693,693-86%3,4673$200$76,525,5182Universal
5Elf$688,608-82%3,202-179$215$129,709,4274New Line
6The Missing$668,503-70%2,756--$243$15,901,5341Sony / Columbia
7Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$559,313-75%2,703-398$207$67,192,0443Fox
9Love Actually$412,807-75%1,71424$241$43,805,5974Universal
10The Matrix Revolutions$252,457-71%2,055-969$123$133,587,3314Warner Bros.