'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 Tue, Mar. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$4,827,868-4%3,170127$1,523$223,721,9082Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$1,938,087-4%3,185--$609$32,052,4361Warner Bros.
450 First Dates$502,03815%3,040-410$165$100,290,8804Sony / Columbia
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$239,7058%1,903791$126$368,677,42212New Line
7Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$228,69618%2,0420$112$10,577,6012Lions Gate
10Mystic River$159,83717%1,051-74$152$85,493,25021Warner Bros.