'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 Fri, Mar. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$7,959,22287%3,22151$2,471$240,339,6833Newmarket
2Secret Window$6,611,504--3,018--$2,191$6,611,5041Sony / Columbia
3Starsky & Hutch$5,006,226191%3,1850$1,572$40,489,5542Warner Bros.
5Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$2,042,346--2,973--$687$2,042,3461MGM
650 First Dates$1,622,773215%2,586-454$628$102,900,1115Sony / Columbia
8Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$670,311248%1,801-379$372$23,139,5684Disney
9The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$486,749107%1,307-596$372$369,617,62013New Line
10Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$439,403108%1,239-803$355$11,432,2553Lions Gate