'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 Sun, Jan. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$4,092,033-36%3,532-171$1,159$312,323,5434New Line
2Big Fish$3,445,989-40%2,4062281$1,432$23,388,6335Sony / Columbia
3Cheaper by the Dozen$3,063,977-45%3,238-69$946$101,148,0763Fox
4Cold Mountain$1,948,596-45%2,30286$846$55,348,2233Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$1,783,956-50%2,87668$620$92,512,7715Sony / Columbia
6My Baby's Daddy$1,671,386-51%1,447--$1,155$7,550,2131Miramax
7Peter Pan (2003)$1,306,901-32%2,614-199$500$40,011,9613Universal
8The Last Samurai$1,252,313-37%1,901-500$659$97,185,9576Warner Bros.
10Chasing Liberty$1,177,106-54%2,400--$490$6,080,8761Warner Bros.